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July CTA board meeting touches on public safety, union issues, creating a transit-friendly DLSD

A board member asked for assurance that the CPD's focus on the upcoming DNC at the United Center won't make transit less safe in the rest of the city.

July 18, 2024

FOIAed letter shows Ald. Hopkins asked CDOT to scrape out dashed bike lanes from Dearborn in posh Gold Coast

The alder says constituents in this affluent neighborhood feel the new street layout is "very problematic and unsafe", but the same configuration has worked fine in other communities.

July 13, 2024

CTA, Metra, and Pace ridership have been recovering this year, but still have a long way to go to reach pre-COVID-19 levels.

The Regional Transportation Authority recently discussed the bright sides of the local bus and train picture. But looming in the background is the $730 million Chicagoland transit fiscal cliff.

July 9, 2024

Day trippers: My kid with special needs and I rode Metra to Geneva for a riverside bicycle adventure

The commuter rail system provides easy, generally ADA accessible, access to suburbs like Geneva that offer shopping, dining, and other activities within walking or rolling distance of the station.

June 28, 2024

The photo project Chicagoans Who Bike encourages more people to ride, one story at a time

Photographer and interviewer Viktor Köves talks to residents he meets all over the city about their cycling habits, with the goal of getting more folks on spokes.

June 27, 2024

Response to another awful People for Bikes rating: Chicago cycling conditions aren’t *that* bad. But here’s what we need to do to make them better.

For the fifth year in a row, Chicago gets a dismal ranking. Let's worry less about whether the PFB report is accurate, and more about how to create a truly bike-friendly city.

June 25, 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