Chicago's main train station is being targeted with a master plan designed to increase its capacity and improve train passengers' experiences.There have been a number of grand plans for Union Station, the nation's third-busiest after New York's Grand Central and Penn Stations.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is lobbying hard for a bill that would allow the city to use red light cameras to catch speeders near school zones and parks.The measure quickly passed the Senate two weeks ago, but some representatives say it could face stiffer opposition in the House, which is expected t
All this week, WBEZ is looking at Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days as Chicago mayor.One of Emanuel’s pledges is to push for the creation of the city’s first bus-rapid-transit line. The idea behind BRT is to deliver the benefits of rail at a fraction of the cost.
Forrest Claypool has been picked to head the Chicago Transit Authority by the city's next mayor.Agenda item number one for the CTA, according to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, is the agency's budget. He's pledging not to raise fares.