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The Chicago Transit Authority’s budget has no plans for fare hikes or service reduction in 2020, but ridership on CTA buses and trains has been steadily declining since a 2012 peak.

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A southbound Metra Electric District train departs 79th Street station. (vxla / Flickr)

Could a three-year pilot program to lower fares and expand train service on the South Side hurt the Chicago Transit Authority? A supporter of the plan weighs in.

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(Ken Teegardin / Flickr)

A CTA bus operator who was fired after an on-duty accident in which he struck a cyclist was among the highest-paid drivers working for the agency in recent years, according to a WTTW News analysis of CTA employee salaries.

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(Courtesy CTA Video)

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley announces $100 million in federal funding for a major Chicago Transit Authority project. The most visible portion of the project – the Belmont Avenue flyover – is scheduled to begin within days. 

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An interpretation of Chicago’s founders has been floating across the city in an effort to connect communities from Austin to Englewood. We explore the Floating Museum’s Cultural Transit Assembly.

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A view of Wells Street looking south to the intersection of Hubbard Street in River North, where  police say a cyclist and CTA bus collided on June 6, 2019. (Google Maps)

A Chicago Transit Authority bus driver who racked up more than a dozen traffic tickets before working at the agency is out of a job and facing a lawsuit, along with his former employer, following a nonfatal June crash that sent a Chicago cyclist to the hospital.

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DJ Ayana Contreras at the 95th Street Red Line CTA station. (WTTW News)

“Music is unifying.” That’s according to a local DJ who spends her Monday mornings bringing music to the corridors of the newly remodeled CTA 95th Red Line station. We go for a look – and a listen.

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Rail car manufacturing is back in Chicago after some 50 years. We go inside the Hegewisch facility where production is underway on the CTA’s new 7000 series.

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A view of Wells Street looking south to the intersection of Hubbard Street in River North, where  police say a cyclist and CTA bus collided on June 6, 2019. (Google Maps)

A bicyclist was struck by a CTA bus in the 400 block of North Wells Street on Thursday morning, according to the Chicago Police Department.

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(Nltram242 / Flickr)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a hike in the state gas tax to fund transportation infrastructure. The area’s transit heads give us their reaction and an update on the status of the region’s public transportation.

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The Chicago Transit Authority hasn’t raised fares since 2009. Now, the head of the Regional Transit Authority says “the time has come” to change that. 

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(Chicago Police Department)

Chicago Police have arrested a man they say pushed a stranger onto the tracks at the Washington Blue Line station in early August.

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(Ken Lund / Flickr)

What does the future hold for Helmut Jahn’s 16-story Loop office building?

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An express train connecting Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to the Loop and a new CTA Green Line station blocks from the United Center are among the mayor’s plans for upgrading the city’s infrastructure.

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The city of Chicago wants your feedback on new streetlights. That and other infrastructure projects with Rebekah Scheinfeld, the head of the city’s transportation department.

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Why the City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to create a massive TIF district to fund the CTA.

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