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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

Will Chicago’s Better Streets for Buses plan result in real BRT this time?

Let's keep our fingers crossed that, unlike Ashland BRT, the city will come up with a fast bus proposal that actually goes somewhere.

December 3, 2023

Transportation advocates share potential solutions to avoid the CTA’s coming fiscal cliff

The Active Transportation Alliance, Commuters Take Action, and Metropolitan Planning Council shared ideas.

November 14, 2023

Commuters Take Action accuses CTA of “lies” about restoring Blue Line to pre-Forest Park Rebuild service levels

The agency promised last month "we will add back rail service to [spring 2023] scheduled service" in mid-November but the advocacy group says that's not happening.

November 10, 2023

Dozens of advocates show up in the rain to call for overhauling the CTA at Cut Carter Protest

Said CTAction cofounder Fabio Göttlicher of CTA President Dorval Carter Jr., "It’s perhaps time to realize you’re not ready for a marathon and retire from the race."

October 16, 2023