Sheridan platform could be relocated, Granville and Loyola widened in next RPM phasesBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
CTA staffers shared a tentative timeline that suggests the project could take around 12 years, with engineering of the next phase starting as Phase I construction wraps up.
At CTA meeting, Commuters Take Action calls out “misleading” reliability claimsBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
Update 3/10/23, 10:40: Here’s Commuters Take Action’s full statement on the CTA’s March Meeting the Moment Scorecard. Commuters Take Action (CTAction) is once again disappointed in CTA’s lack of contextualization in their “Meeting the Moment” updates. In these monthly press releases, CTA praises itself for the continued improvements it’s been making. While the need for more […]
Metra and RTA release strategic plans in hopes of a more a fiscally stable futureBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
As transit systems throughout United States continue to adjust to the life after COVID-19, the Regional Transportation Authority and Metra released strategic plans for the future.
Blue Line blues: CTA quietly cut schedule again this month, but reliability issues persistBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
After the CTA announced cuts to scheduled rail service last September in an effort to make the schedule better reflect available labor, earlier this month the agency quietly reduced the number of scheduled Blue Line runs even further.
Goodbye Paris Metro entrance, hello waterproofing: A look at planned Van Buren stop changesBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
Metra and Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, the agency that operates the South Shore Line, are working on two projects to improve the Loop’s Van Buren station.
Magical thinking: Mayor Lightfoot tries to wish away the CTA’s looming fiscal cliffBy John Greenfield and Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
Lightfoot isn't going to help make the CTA's funding picture any rosier until she acknowledges that there is a problem. Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
Mayoral hopefuls call for accessible stations, municipal sidewalk plowing during disability issues forumBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
Seven out of the nine declared Chicago mayoral candidates shared their plans for making the city more accessible to people with disabilities at the January 7 forum hosted by Access Living, a disability rights group.
The Polar (Vortex) Express: Riding Amtrak during last week’s storm disruptionsBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
While Chicago polar vortex-related flight cancellations have been covered extensively on the news, Amtrak hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention.
Congress poised to head off potential Metra-disrupting rail strike, impose contract termsBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
The U.S. Congress is poised to pass a law that would avert the railroad labor unions strike that would otherwise begin as soon as December 9.
Railroad strike threat resurfaces, could impact most Metra linesBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
The specter of a railroad strike shutting down much of the country’s freight railroad network and some of Metra’s busiest rail lines has risen once again.
Metra’s final 2023 budget sticks with fare status quoBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
It’s not often that Metra's board pushes back on a budget proposal, and it’s even less common for the final budget to be significantly different from what the staff originally presented, but both of those things happened this year.
Pace proposes pulling the plug on 69 suspended routes, making most transfers freeBy Igor Studenkov | | No Comments
The budget calls for doing away with most transfer fees, making all current CTA-only passes valid on Pace, and permanently eliminating 69 routes suspended during COVID.