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A proposed extension route to the CTA red line will extend the southbound ending from 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th.

CTA proposes route for transportation desert

February 5, 2018

The anticipated Red Line Extension project route  proposed by the Chicago Transit Authority promises minimal community damage during construction and thousands of new jobs. But questions about how it will...

CTA riders will see a 25 cent increase per ride and a $5 increase for the monthly passes starting January 2018. It is unclear whether the cost of Columbia’s Ventra U-Pass will increase for the Fall 2018 Semester. 

CTA raises fares for 2018, cites state budget cuts

December 4, 2017

Chicago Transit Authority will raise fares starting January 2018 for the first time in nine years. CTA’s 2018 budget lost $33 million in state funding, and as a result, base fares will increase by 25 cents per ride and $5 for the 30-day un...

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

December 4, 2017

As tuition rises and enrollment drops, recently released tax forms also indicate a decrease in revenue, college spending, gifts and contributions, as well as an increase in college assets and a...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

After receiving positive customer feedback, the CTA plans to continue its initiative to replace cloth seats with hardback seats on el trains and buses. 

‘Why is my seat wet?’ CTA continues major seating overhaul

October 23, 2017

Chicagoans’ daily commute is getting a little less cushy but a lot cleaner with a change to the often heavily stained cloth seats.The Chicago Transit Authority will be replacing fabric seats with har...

Countries need to strive toward elimination of nuclear weapons

Countries need to strive toward elimination of nuclear weapons

By Alexa Rixon

October 16, 2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Oct. 6. ICAN succeeded in shepherding the first legally binding international tre...

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

October 16, 2017

Nashville-based rock band Pujol will be returning to Chicago to promote its EP, Kisses, released Nov. 27, 2015. It includes eight tracks: three poems and five rock 'n' roll songs.Led by songwriter Dan...

An approved motion made during the Faculty Senate’s March 10 meeting will have the Senate vote on the Workload Workgroup’s new document before approval.

Senate to vote on workload group’s document

March 13, 2017

Faculty Senate will vote on the Workload Workgroup’s latest research document before final approval, according to a decision at its March 10 meeting. The senate also welcomed the college’s first ombudsperson and the new senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO to discuss...

Faculty’s art installation to  be featured in CTA station

Faculty’s art installation to be featured in CTA station

November 28, 2016

As one offour artists selected by the Chicago Transit Authority, a Columbia adjunct professor will participate in the creation of new art installations for several train stops across the city. Matthew Wilson, adjunct professor in the Art & Art History Department was assigne...

CTA’s poster campaign not enough to fight harassment

By Editorial Board

October 26, 2015

Inappropriate or aggressive comments are an unfortunate fact of life for riders of Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains. To change this, the CTA announced a new campaign Oct. 9 to combat harassment, as reported Oct. 19 by The Chronicle. The campaign’s slogan, “If it’s unwanted, it’s harassment,” will be emphasized on posters on CTA trains, buses and in stations in coming weeks. The CTA hopes the campaign will encour...

CTA’s anti-harassment campaign right on track

By Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2015

Columbia’s urban campus often serves as the first introduction many students have to public transportation. Some students come from other cities on the east or west coast with their own public transportations systems, but many of the college’s community members experience metropolitan public transportation for the first time when they move to Chicago. Experiences are at times entertaining or humorous navigating the Chica...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said he encourages students to bring forward their voices in the MAP grant issue to capture the legislature’s attention.

More than 1,000 students waiting for MAP grant funding

October 5, 2015

The state of Illinois has been operating without a budget since July 1, causing uncertainty as to how the state-funded Monetary Award Program grants will be funded for students in colleges across the state, i...

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