The Columbia Chronicle

Transit Future plans to expand Rail Lines


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 will increase its fares by 2 percent starting in February 2016, which is less than the original 5 percent raise proposed for the 2016 budget.

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...

The Chicago Transit Authority has plans to restructure the Red and Purple lines in the near future in response to an increased number of riders during rush hour. 

CTA Red and Purple lines may start reconstruction by 2017

May 11, 2015

The northern section of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red and Purple lines may see major reconstruction in the near future. The CTA has proposed a plan to make improvements to the old Red and Purple line...

Dancers rehearse for upcoming show inside studio 300 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.

Dance Center captures sensation of movement

April 6, 2015

The Dance Center will present “Dance and Photography,” an evening of choreography and performances by Doron Raz and Idan Porges, a pair of Israeli artists-in-residence visiting through the Schusterman F...

As part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Forest Claypool’s plan to modernize CTA infrastructure, the Brown and Orange line rail cars will undergo renovations this spring that to their ventilation systems, interior lighting and electronic designation signs.

Brown and Orange lines undergo renovations

March 2, 2015

The Chicago Transit Authority Brown and Orange line rail cars will be renovated this spring, giving them a more modernized look similar to the Red, Pink and Green line cars.The 3200-series rail cars on...

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