Chicago Transit Authority ridership went up to 530 million boardings last year, reaching its highest ridership level since 1991.Rail ridership grew by 5.2 percent compared to an increase of 1.4 percent in bus usage.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
Standing in the lobby of the the newly-renovated and reopened Grand Avenue Red Line stop, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday more planned updates for the city's train system.The announced plans include building a new Green Line stop near McCormick Place, renovating the Clark and Divisio
Before Chicago inaugurated its famed elevated train system in 1892, the second city was home to the world’s largest and most profitable network of cable cars.That's right, San Francisco. How you like us now?The first street cars were pulled by horses.
View more videos at: http://nbcchicago.com.CHICAGO — Federal authorities say a nearly six-hour standoff with police that affected public transportation on Chicago's North Side is over after three people peacefully surrendered in the Uptown neighborhood Monday night.Authorities say the standoff start
Some union leaders are speaking out against the Chicago Transit Authority's new budget.On Tuesday, the CTA Board approved the agency's $1.24 billion budget proposal. The new budget avoids fare hikes or service cuts, but only if the CTA can get work rule concessions from labor unions.