August 19, 2013 |
No, Cubs, no. Though the Cubs adopted the Sheridan stop in Uptown eight years ago, this station isn't a hit among fans on gameday. Some fans would rather wait in long lines just to get into the Addison station in Wrigleyville after the game than walk a few more blocks to the Sheridan stop, the lovable loser of the two stations. But don't worry, Sheridan, you've managed to beat the Addison stop in one contest: Going Public's fifth annual Crust Station contest to honor the worst CTA rail station based on rider crabbiness.
August 12, 2013 |
Get ready to rail against your station--it's it's time to play the shame game. The fifth annual Going Public Crust Station contest to honor the worst CTA rail station based on crabby rider complaints is up and running. Every summer GP solicits your suggestions for the CTA station most in need of a makeover. In the past, riders have submitted haikus, lengthy arguments and dirty pics to support their votes. Your complaints have not gone unnoticed. The three-time winner of this contest, the Wilson Red Line station in Uptown, will get its...
January 15, 2013 |
The beginning of the Blue Line saw the beginning of a fare increase Monday. Riders who load up their card with cash saw the price of their Blue Line ride from O'Hare jump from $2.25 to $5 as part of CTA fare hikes that took effect Monday. The increase does not apply to riders with daily, weekly or monthly unlimited ride passes. Chicago Card users who pay per ride will not see the increase until this summer. In the meantime, the CTA is working with O'Hare employees to encourage them to buy unlimited passes so they won't pay $5 fares every time...
October 25, 2012 |
The heat is on at some CTA stations--which would be welcome news on many October days, except this one. The CTA is supposed to turn the heat lamps on at its elevated stations next week, but Going Public has noticed some stations have had heat this month. This morning, the heat lamps were on at the Fullerton stop on the Red, Brown and Purple Lines. The weather topped 70 degrees this morning as part of a warm spell this week. Heat lamps are supposed to stay on from Nov. 1 through March 31. The CTA said crews have been prepping the lamps and performing testing and...
August 20, 2012 |
Some riders find taking a CTA train just a few stops to work every day a challenge because of slow zones and crowds. Imagine taking the train to 145 stops in one day. Last week, Going Public did just that by completing the "L" Challenge--consecutively visiting all 145 CTA stations by train--in nine hours and 17 minutes. During the trip, which began at the 95th Red Line stop and ended at the 54th/Cermak Pink Line stop, GP swiped her CTA card nine times, ate six protein bars (not on the train)
August 8, 2012 |
Each CTA station should have a train tracker display within a year, CTA president Forrest Claypool said Wednesday. It is the CTA's goal to put a digital display that features Train Tracker and CTA notifications in 143 stations in the next year, CTA spokesman Brian Steele said. Two stations already have these displays: The new Morgan/Lake Green and Pink Line station on the Near West Side and the new Oakton station on the Yellow Line. There are currently Train Tracker displays at "about 20" CTA stations, Steele said.