Sun-Times Media Wire Rail service at Union Station is slowly returning to normal after a switching problem hampered service on three Metra lines during the evening rush. The switching problem prevented rush-hour trains stored in the Metra rail yard from entering Union Station to pick up passengers, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said. The issue crippled
National bike advocacy group PeopleForBikes has named Dearborn Street’s bike lanes the best in the country.
Santa will be pumped and ready to roll on the wildly-festooned CTA Holiday Train starting Friday, Nov. 29, when he begins his annual Chicago L trek at 3:07 p.m. from the Midway Orange Line station. By 3:30 p.m. Friday, Santa will hit the Green Line station at Roosevelt and continue on the Green Line to
Snow flurries are expected to continue through the evening rush hour commute Monday. The snow system will continue moving through the Chicago area for the next one to three hours, with less than an inch accumulating, National Weather Service meteorologist Casey Sullivan said. Winds are expected out of the southwest between 15-25 miles per hour.
A 2010 video from Transport for London – the city’s equivalent of the CTA – showing just how many cyclists fit inside a truck’s blind spot has surfaced.
The CTA’s troubled new fare payment system has become the butt of a rap song. V.E.N.T.R.A. the rap has been posted by ScratchetOA on SoundCloud. Among other things, the song accuses Mayor Rahm Emanuel — “the king of Chi Town” – of ruining “a system that’s worked for years.’’ “CTA bossman” Forrest Claypool gets his
UPDATE: On Nov. 20, a CTA spokeswoman said CTA field personnel “monitoring activity at each rail station”” provided the basis of the CTA’s estimate that 15,000 riders got free rides during the Nov. 13 Ventra fare reader meltdown at 60 rail stations. On Nov. 21, the head of the CTA rail union disputed that number