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CTA: Ridership highest in 22 years
Jan. 30, 2013
The CTA said that ridership grew to 545.6 million rides last year, an increase of 2.4 percent from 2011. The transit authority also said that rail ridership is at its highest in 50 years.
Chicago's toilet trouble / Red Line revival / Radio host charged
Jan. 29, 2013
Also: Twitter's world / Boy Scouts' honor / iPhone apps
City planners push boldest bus rapid transit option
Jan. 28, 2013
The design favored by top Chicago staffers would preserve parking on both sides of Ashland Avenue but eliminate two traffic lanes.
Caterer to open cafes at 2 Chicago train stations
Jan. 12, 2013
Wilmette-based Butterfield Kitchen will operate cafes at the Roosevelt station serving the Orange, Green and Red Lines and at the Jefferson Park Blue Line station.
Nostalgia trip: Video of '70s L ride
Jan. 10, 2013
If you are of a certain age--and, boy, I am--the early 1970s video of a Dan Ryan Line el train making a 95th Street-to-downtown run is a real trip...back in time.
CTA's 2013 budget approved
Dec. 18, 2012
The $1.39 billion budget was the product of a mass transit system trying to balance scarce revenues with substantial increases in ridership.
CTA pass hikes raise riders' ire
Nov. 20, 2012
Ride fares would stay the same under the new CTA budget, but discounted monthly, weekly, three-day, and daily passes could see steep increases. Chicagoans react – mostly with indignance.
CTA awards contract for Red Line south rebuild
Nov. 14, 2012
The Chicago Transit Board awarded the contract for its biggest reconstruction project Wednesday.
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