May 15, 2013 |
Starting Sunday, CTA riders will be able to transfer for free between the Lake Red Line and Washington Blue Line stations, the CTA announced Wednesday. CTA riders with a farecard currently pay 25 cents, the standard transfer fare, to travel between the stations using the pedway in the lower level of the Block 37 shopping center. The CTA has long talked about making this a free transfer point for riders. The CTA said it is making this change in correlation with the southern Red Line project, during which the CTA will close stations south of Roosevelt Road for five...
May 13, 2013 |
Here comes the pain - but not the train. It's finally arrived, CTA riders. The CTA on Sunday will shut down the Red Line between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street for five months to overhaul the track. The agency is offering various alternatives from free shuttle buses to rerouted Red Line trains on Green Line tracks. Avoid the Red-ache. Going Public has your last-minute checklist for surviving the Dread Line. > > Take a test run. Now is the time to practice your commute if you can. Don't get caught Monday without an idea of how to...
May 8, 2013 |
The CTA on Thursday will begin a seven-month project to ease slow zones along the Purple Line north of Howard Street. At 9 p.m. Thursday, CTA will begin the work that includes replacing 6,000 rail ties and eliminating nearly 1.3 miles of track-related slow zones. The $2 million construction project will take place between 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. during the week, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. During night work, Purple Line trains in both directions will run on a single track.
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.
April 24, 2013 |
As the Redeye's Resident Geek, I always have a great time at C2E2, but this year promises to be the best ever! Not only will I get to enjoy the show as a fan, you know by checking out all the publishers, artists and costuming, I'll also be hosting a bunch of panels! Needless to say, I'm pretty excited about the people that the folks at C2E2 have me working with. Check out this rundown of where you'll be able to find me (and WATCH THE LIVESTREAM ON THE VIDEO PLAYER BELOW): Saturday Travel Channel's...
April 10, 2013 |
Perhaps it's time to take the "express" out of "Purple Line Express. " The Purple Line, which runs express between the Howard and Belmont stops during rush hour, has nearly double the amount of slow zones compared to the same time last year, according to a slow zone snapshot taken Tuesday. About 35,000 feet, or 36 percent, of the Purple Line is under slow zone, during which trains travel 35 miles per hour or slower. Nearly 19 percent of the Purple Line, about 19,000 feet, was under slow zone in April 2012.