There is no news here. Nothing could be more every day – literally. I did something that one in 20 Chicagoans do on weekdays and something that I’ve done too many times to count. I took a ride on the CTA Red Line.
Can we please agree that if you, an able-bodied youngish person, choose to sit in the first ten or so seats on a CTA bus, then you do so with the understanding that the entire time, you are obliged look up at each stop to ensure you're not taking a seat away from an elderly, disabled or pregnant person?
Chicago’s first subway opened in 1943, but government control of mass transit came in 1947 with the new Chicago Transit Authority, which set out to modernize the system. In part three of his look-back, history blogger John Schmidt asks, "What would Chicago be without the 'L'?"
Authorities say a special Chicago Transit Authority train that had been chartered by railroad enthusiasts as a fundraiser derailed on the elevated tracks Sunday.The train was chartered by the Illinois Railway Museum to raise funds for the museum.
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.