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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

How can we avoid fiscal derailment? Transit agencies, chambers of commerce take opposite sides on the consolidation debate

RTA, CTA, Metra, and Pace chiefs said they need more funding but are opposed to unification. The chamber leaders said the agencies shouldn't get one without the other.

July 10, 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

NIMBYs target Ashland extension, and advocates discuss CTA’s 5 Better Streets for Buses corridors and Bus Vision Project.

Will Ashland opponents try to kill the plan at Wednesday's Transportation committee meeting? And ATA and CTAction respond to the transit agency's bus network plans.

July 9, 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

First public meeting on advanced construction work for Red Line Extension covered demolition, utility relocation plans

Contractors will start tearing down properties and moving power and communications lines this year in advance of the official project launch in late 2025.

June 20, 2024

At Transport Chicago, experts discussed creative ideas to save the region’s transit system from looming fiscal cliff

One particularly intriguing idea is congestion pricing. While that strategy is on hold in NYC, one of the panelists thinks it would work here.

June 19, 2024

Aside from a few naysayers, most commenters at the 9 Ashland bus route extension meeting said they’re thrilled with the plan

The CTA provided details on why this particular route was chosen, how it will operate, and how many car parking spots will be converted to bus stops.

June 7, 2024