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Tribune reporterThe Regional Transportation Authority has been forced to replace more than 10,000 damaged or malfunctioning reduced-fare permits issued to senior citizens since the summer, transit officials said Tuesday. The situation has left thousands of seniors...
Tribune reporterAgainst a bleak funding outlook, the board that oversees the Chicago area's mass transit agencies today rejected a proposed public relations contract totaling up to $1.7 million to try to squeeze tens of billions of dollars out of Washington. The...
After months of wrangling over data, it wasn't until Dec. 23 that CTA officials dropped a bombshell to finally explain why their figure for overtime paid to employees was millions of dollars lower than the number the Tribune arrived at by analyzing the...
Tribune reporterWacker Drive will be closed at the intersections of Monroe and Adams streets starting Monday until next summer and the Madison Street intersection also will reopen Monday as part of the next phase of the $300 million Wacker reconstruction, city...
Tags: Reconstruction, Travel, Traffic, Transportation, Transportation
Tribune reporterFirst came mannequins representing pedestrians killed in vehicle crashes in Chicago, and on Thursday crossing-the-street flags flapped in the breeze as the next installment in a new safety campaign aimed at drivers called “It’s Up to You.&...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago Transit Authority will receive a $20 million federal grant to complete slow zone repairs on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line, Sen. Dick Durbin, D., Ill., announced Monday. The funding will be used to eliminate slow zones on 3.6 miles of...
Tribune reporterAll of the CTA's new rail cars have been pulled from service as a safety precaution pending the outcome of testing after inspections turned up multiple irregularities in the appearance of steel wheel components, transit officials said today. It means...
An Illinois Department of Transportation official who has represented the agency at events about safe driving remains on the job following his arrest last month for allegedly driving drunk. Carmen W. Iacullo, 58, was arrested Nov. 20 in west suburban...
Tribune reporterIf the experience of riding the CTA isn't already a bit like watching a movie, transit passengers can now pick up a film or video game for rental at some rail stations. Redbox rental kiosks have been installed at the Wellington station on the Brown...
Tribune reporterThe last 25 CTA rail car cleaners who were laid off last year will return to work this month under an agreement announced Thursday that also extends an apprenticeship program to give a second chance to convicted criminals released from prison. The...
Tribune reportersThe amount of income that commuters who use mass transit will be eligible to shelter from taxes to pay their fares drops on Jan. 1 to $125 a month from the current $230 a month, while the tax-free parking benefit for drivers will increase from $230 to...
Tags: South Shore, Travel, Metra, Commuting, Transportation
Tribune reporterOnly 40 of the 706 new rail cars that the CTA ordered are in service and already retrofits are being planned to improve the experience of customers, transit officials said today. Full-color LED destination signs will be added to the front and sides of...
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