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Ald. Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth (48th): We need to look at the whole grid

The alderperson discusses improving bike safety, CTA access and transit upgrades in one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world.

March 1, 2024

RTA and CMAP discuss future of paratransit at Urban Transportation Center seminar

CMAP providing technical assistance to improve transit for people with disabilities. But looming budget gap threatens service systemwide.

February 28, 2024

Transit advocates turned out in force for Dorval Carter’s first quarterly meeting with alderpersons

The grassroots advocacy groups Commuters Take Action and Better Streets Chicago urged residents to show up for the hearing.

February 27, 2024

CTA says surveys reveal customer satisfaction has gone up. What do transit advocates make of that finding?

The Active Transportation Alliance and the grassroots transit advocacy group Commuters Take Action talked about their impressions of the survey results.

February 2, 2024

Northern attitude: Riding the Yellow Line to Skokie 7 weeks after the route was shut down by a crash

If a disaster of this severity happened on a Chicagoland expressway, there's no way that the road would stay closed for two days, let alone nearly two months.

January 6, 2024

CTAction: Free CTA service on New Year’s Eve “not quite as bad as last year,” still not great

While scheduled runs often didn't show up on time on New Year's Eve / Day, this year, most of them at least showed up. That's more than one could say a year ago.

January 2, 2024

CTA takes steps to help ensure free New Years Eve service won’t be terrible again this year

The grassroots transit advocacy group Commuters Take Action says they're "cautiously optimistic" about the CTA's NYE plan.

December 29, 2023

They can’t drive 55: After NTSB preliminary report on the 11/16 Yellow Line crash comes out, CTA says it will lower train speed limit from 55 to 35

But yesterday there was a light in the tunnel (although the line doesn't operate as a subway) for restoring service, with new statements from NTSB and CTA.

December 13, 2023

At board meeting 2024 operations budget approved, Carter promises service restoration, CTA expands contact for outreach to unhoused riders

Carter said he believes bus and train operator recruitment will be so successful the CTA will restore service “almost” to pre-pandemic levels sometime next year.

November 21, 2023

CTA budget focuses on staffing to restore service, and capital improvements

Happily, fares will remain the same—a deliberate move on the part of the agency to encourage people to continue returning to public transportation.

October 23, 2023