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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.
CTA: Red Line gets new cars
Nov. 12, 2012
The new 5000-series rail cars will be rolling on the Red Line tracks this week.
Wells Street Bridge to be closed for a year
Oct. 31, 2012
Starting Monday November 5, the Wells Street Bridge will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for a year, as the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) works to reconstruct it.
Mixed response to CTA's BRT plan
Oct. 18, 2012
A new plan for bus-only lanes could make Ashland and Western avenue buses almost as fast as CTA Red Line trains. But local business owners are worried about adding traffic congestion and losing street parking.
Bus rapid transit for Ashland, Western starts to take shape
Oct. 17, 2012
Officials clarify options for “bus rapid transit” along a 21-mile stretch linking Howard and 95th streets.
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