All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost.
Chicago's adding 50 full-time police officers to patrol Chicago Transit Authority trains and bus stations. City officials say the officers will be drawn from the Chicago Police Academy and should be in place by next spring.
Chicago-area commuters soon will be able to transfer seamlessly between CTA, Metra, and PACE through a universal fare card. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Thursday that will connect the transit systems through a universal card by 2015.The move had long been advocated by regi
The Chicago Transit Authority is doubling its number of security cameras and work with police to start special plainclothes patrols. CTA president Forrest Claypool announced the increased security efforts Monday.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has been busy recently with some major appointments. On Monday, he chose Jean Claude Brizard as CEO of Chicago Public Schools. On Tuesday, Emanuel tapped Forrest Claypool to head the Chicago Transit Authority. The Mayor-elect also named members of his financial team.
Two days since a blizzard tailed off, some commuters are still contending with Chicago Transit Authority delays. Dozens of Brown Line train riders found themselves on shuttle buses Friday morning after a motor vehicle collided with an outbound CTA train near the Rockwell station around 8:45 a.m.
The Chicago Transit Authority is considering several options for how to modernize its century-old Red and Purple Lines on Chicago’s North Side and in Evanston, and this week officials revealed that some of those options would involve closing stations.