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.
The Chicago Transit Authority is threatening to reduce some suburban bus service if several Cook County commissioners follow through with a plan to cut $1.3 million in county funding to the agency.The proposal filed this week could set up a showdown between County Board President Toni Preckwinkle an
Unionized Chicago Transit Authority employees could face losing their free ride passes.CTA President Forrest Claypool said on Tuesday that ending free rides is one money-saving option the agency is looking at in its upcoming union contract negotiations, which he said will help fill the agency's $277
On Tuesday, the Chicago Transit Authority says more than 700 new rail cars are being added to the city's "L" trains.WBEZ's Michell Elloy reported on Wednesday, that the new, more energy-efficient 5000 series rail cars will have wider aisle, sideways seating and LED maps. The new cars will also
The Chicago Transit Authority says more than 700 new rail cars are being added to the city's "L" trains as part of a plan to upgrade the transit system.The new, more energy-efficient 5000 series rail cars will have wider aisle, sideways seating and LED maps.