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Disabled riders blast Pace for poor service

A new system aimed at improving paratransit service in Chicago has left some riders stranded and others with longer - and less friendly - commutes, advocates for the disabled say.

over 6 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

Howard El competition showcases artwork

Professional artists from Chicago and elsewhere have until May 15 to submit slides of previous work, a resume, and a written statement about their qualifications.

over 6 years ago | Tasneem Nomanbhai

City's plan to combat congestion draws mixed reviews

The city wants more drivers going downtown to leave their cars at home. A proposal to combine higher parking prices with rapid transit buses drew both applause and concern.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

City to raise parking fees in hopes of traffic fix

Under the plan, drivers will pay more to park at meters and in lots during peak hours in and around the Loop. A new rapid bus service will make it easier to reach key parts of the city.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

CTA: Our report card is secret

Last year the CTA stopped publishing quarterly reports that tracked the number of accidents, complaints, days between bus cleanings and other performance-related figures.

over 6 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

CTA to test smart card for students

The new program combines student identification cards and CTA fare cards. The program would also allow the school district to track the whereabouts of students. Some say the move raises privacy concerns.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Pedestrian killed by CTA bus

A CTA bus traveling along Ashland Avenue struck and killed a 52-year-old woman this morning. The circumstances surrounding the accident have not yet been released. Buses were briefly rerouted after the incident.

over 6 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

Report highlights transit impacts

The CTA saves consumers $474 million in gas expenses and reduces carbon emissions by 1.3 million tons, a report says. Transit supporters are urging increased state funding.

over 6 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

CTA bus tracker goes citywide

A $24 million global positioning system will tell riders the location of every CTA bus. Officials hope it will ease wait times and bus bunching.

over 6 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

Police break up brawl at Wilson El stop

At least 20 police units responded to the disturbance. One person was arrested, and two were injured.

over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Rehabbed Southport station opens soon

The original Southport Station opened May 18, 1907, as part of the Northwestern Elevated, and has seen few changes since. The renovated station will have longer platforms, elevators and security cameras.

over 6 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

CTA cuts Blue Line service to Cermak, for now

West Side bus and rail service to undergo route changes, cancellations; neighborhood activists say the changes will bring hardship to residents of the Little Village and Pilsen areas.

over 6 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

CTA column is tops

over 6 years ago | Lou Grant

CTA: New trains, rail improvements will put city on the fast track

When the CTA's first new rail cars in 14 years arrive next year, they'll have wireless Internet connectivity, electronic diagnostic systems and live security feeds transmitting to first-response agencies citywide.

almost 7 years ago | Andrew Peck

Daley calls on CTA to improve

Transit agency to work on speed and safety

almost 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

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