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.
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.
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.
The Wacker Drive reconstruction project known as Revive Wacker Drive is on track to complete on time and within budget despite experiencing nasty winter weather, CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein said Thursday in a press conference at the intersection of Wacker and Randolph.