June 21, 2012 |
Fest season will be especially hard to ignore this weekend in Lakeview. Chicago's 10th annual Pride Fest, a celebration for the LGBT community and its supporters, is set to hit this Friday and Saturday, leading up to Sunday's Pride Parade down Broadway at noon. If you've never been, it's one super-crowded, super-fun weekend-long party not to miss. Just be sure to hydrate. Pride Fest When: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday Where: Halsted Street and Waveland Avenue in Lakeview Cost: $7 suggested donation Partying for a cause: ...
May 21, 2012 |
Amid all the fanfare and preparations for the NATO summit, the Chicago Department of Transportation quietly opened the Morgan stop in the West Loop on Friday. Green and Pink Line riders can now use the station, under construction since the summer of 2010. There were more workers putting finishing touches on the platform than riders waiting for trains Friday morning when Going Public visited the station, off Morgan and Lake Streets. The stop is the second station the CTA has opened in three weeks after years without new stations.
September 10, 2012 |
Wednesday may be doomsday for some CTA riders. The CTA board is expected to vote Wednesday morning on the agency's proposed "decrowding" initiative - which would add more trains and buses to some lines, at the expense of more than a dozen bus routes that are up for elimination because they have low ridership or duplicate service. At the hearing last week, which drew more than 100 CTA riders, the CTA revealed the details of how it plans to increase rail service. But perhaps the CTA doesn't need more buses and trains to reduce crowds - it just needs to...
May 6, 2013 |
A reader emailed Going Public last week with a unique complaint: There was too much CTA service. The reader said his 30-minute Wacker bus commute more than doubled as the CTA ran shuttle buses to replace Brown Line service to and from the Loop, which was suspended until Monday morning while the Chicago Department of Transportation overhauled the Wells Street Bridge. There were too many shuttle buses, which clogged traffic and delayed other bus service, the reader complained. Many of the shuttle buses he spotted carried only a few riders, he said.