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Transit Future plans to expand Rail Lines

By METRO REPORTER

November 30, 2015

The drive to gain support for a host of transportation projects that include a CTA Lime Line linking the Blue Line’s O’Hare Airport station to the Orange Line’s Midway Airport stop has attracted at least 2,500 signatures on a petition, but still has significant financial and political hurdles to overcome, according to the two advocacy groups that are its primary sponsors.In April 2014, the Center for Neighborhood Tec...

Metra train fare increase 2 percent

Metra train fare increase 2 percent

October 26, 2015

Metra announced at an Oct. 15 board meeting that its fares would increase by 2 percent in February—significantly less than the previously proposed 5 percent hike by the company.The agency cut costs else...

City expands pilot domestic violence prevention program

City expands pilot domestic violence prevention program

By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

The mayor’s office announced Feb. 26 Chicago would expand its domestic violence prevention pilot program beyond the 14th Police District to the 3rd Police District. The program was created to provide...

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

February 9, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a Jan. 30 press release an unprecedented deal between four major wireless competitors—T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint—and the City of Chicago to fund a $32.5...

Track, tech CTA upgrades in 2015

Track, tech CTA upgrades in 2015

January 26, 2015

To improve daily commutes for Chi- cago residents, the Chicago Transit Authority is continuing a multiyear project geared toward addressing the problems many Chicagoans and commuting students often f...

California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift

California Blue Line stop set to open after facelift

September 29, 2014

The California Blue Line station, 2211 N. California Ave., will reopen Oct. 16 after 42 days of renovations. Chicago Transit Authority crews are currently working on a project called “Your New Blue,” which is set to...

Transit Transitioning: City Envisions Future Public Transit System

By Metro Editor

May 12, 2014

For some far South Side residents, a trip downtown is a rare event that must be planned well in advance. Their plight highlights one of Chicago’s most prevalent social concerns: the accessibility of public transportation.Most South Side residents must take several buses before they can reach the nearest El station. Because access to public transportation is so limited, most people do not venture far from their neighborhoods,...

Four-year Blue Line construction begins

Four-year Blue Line construction begins

March 10, 2014

To make commutes more efficient and improve train stations, certain stops along the O’Hare branch of the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line will be periodically shut down for weekend construction begin...

20th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

The Hokin Honors Exhibition opened for its 20th year Thursday, Nov. 1, at Columbia’s C33 Gallery in the Congress building.“The Honors show is always a highlight of our entire exhibition year here,” said Neysa Page-Lieberman, director of the Department of Exhibition & Performance Spaces. “We do over a dozen exhibitions every year and this is one we always look forward to.”To get in the exhibition, students have ...

CTA goals prove to be off track

By Samuel Charles

October 2, 2011

The City of Chicago and Chicago Transit Authority recently announced plans to renovate and cleanse several rail stations with $25 million that was saved frombudget cuts.Everyone who’s ever ridden the Red or Blue lines knows many stations are in desperate need of cleaning. But, more importantly, many neighborhoods are without any CTA el station to begin with.The CTA and city should be allocating the money toward new stations in...

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