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CTAction: It’s silly for CTA to update timetables to reflect “more scheduled rail service” when it can’t deliver its current schedule

The grassroots transit advocacy group says there's no point in advertising more service on the new timetables when the CTA isn't actually providing it.

July 11, 2024

The CTA has a four-pronged plan for rebuilding ridership

Chief Innovation Officer Molly Poppe said the agency intends to grow off-peak ridership; expand existing service; improve customer service; and increase advertising.

July 5, 2024

El Tracker is a new transit tracking app that focuses on accessibility

"I could see this app being very useful for people already familiar with the CTA," Steven said.

June 24, 2024

While the resolution to ditch Dorval got banished to the Rules committee, Ald. Vasquez thinks he can rescue it

At today's Council meeting Vasquez got signatures from 26 alders calling for the resolution to be resuscitated.

May 22, 2024

Silver lining playbook: Could a new transit gig be a graceful way out for apparently doomed CTA chief Dorval Carter Jr.?

While Carter isn't filling a recent chairperson opening at the federal Surface Transportation Board, that raises interesting questions about a possible golden parachute.

May 15, 2024

State legislators pushing to merge CTA, Pace, and Metra into one agency spoke at Transit Town Hall

State Sen. Ram Villivalam, (D-8th) and state Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado (D-3rd), as well as Graciela Guzmán, a Democratic senate nominee, addressed the crowd of transit advocates.

April 30, 2024

Pressure is mounting to replace embattled CTA President Dorval Carter

Here's a look at what elected officials and other media outlets have said about the issue recently.

April 19, 2024

Commuters Take Action’s Brandon McFadden discusses “Data Science and Transit” with UChicago Transit Enthusiasts

McFadden discussed CTAction's success using statistics to turn up the heat on CTA officials to improve service.

March 27, 2024

Private sector entities: Got a bright idea to solve the CTA’s problems? Submit it to the agency’s new Innovation Studio

The transit agency wants to "test solutions for improved system safety, asset management and real-time information at bus stops."

March 22, 2024