October 26, 2011
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April 8, 2014 |
After eliminating the charge to transfer to the Red Line in the Loop pedway, the CTA is seeing increased ridership at the Washington station. The Blue Line stop saw a 13 percent jump in ridership, from 2.8 million entries in 2012 to nearly 3.2 million entries last year, according to a CTA report posted online this week. It was one of the highest jumps in station ridership last year amid a 1 percent decrease in rail ridership systemwide , CTA data show. In May, the CTA eliminated the 25-cent standard transfer fee to travel between the Washington and Lake Red Line stops.
October 28, 2013 |
November isn't just for changing leaves - it's also a time for CTA transitions, from Ventra to construction on the Purple and Green lines. Here are the important transit dates for this week and next month. > > Tuesday: The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting an event about reconstructing the Eisenhower Expressway and potentially upgrading adjacent Blue Line stations. The town hall will be 7:30-9 p.m. at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave., in Oak Park.
October 31, 2011 |
Typically, the CTA asks for your attention (please), but now you've got theirs. Hearings about the 2012 CTA budget—which calls for management reductions but no service cuts or fare hikes to close a $277 million shortfall—start this week. Riders will be able to voice their concerns about any transit issues to the CTA board on Wednesday at Westinghouse High School, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd. Two budget meetings are scheduled for next week. When fare hikes and service cuts are on the table, riders pack these meetings and protesters bang drums...
May 29, 2012 |
The CTA tweeted around 3:43 p.m. May 29 that the Brown, Purple, and Red Line trains are experiencing delays due to fire department activity near Fullerton. The building, Roy's Home Furnishings, 2455 North Sheffield Ave., was "totally involved," with heavy smoke and fire damage, according to the Chicago Fire Department . As a result, southbound Red, Brown and Purple line trains are being turned back north at Belmont, and northbound trains are being turned back south at Armitage, a CTA spokeswoman told the Chicago Tribune . Bus shuttles are being set up and...
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 they leave O'Hare.