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As the coronavirus continues to spread, the Chicago Transit Authority is announcing additional safety measures for its employees and riders to promote social distancing, including rear-door boarding on buses effective Thursday.

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(WTTW News)

The Chicago Transit Authority says it has enough cash on hand to keep buses and trains running through the end of the April – but if federal bailout money doesn’t come soon, the agency will be forced to borrow to keep customers moving. 

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(WTTW News)

Ridership on public transit in the Chicago area has dropped dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic. Will an influx of federal money be enough to prop up area transit agencies? 

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A person wearing a face mask boards a CTA Foster bus on Thursday, April 2, 2020. (WTTW News)

Ridership on city bus and train lines is down, but the CTA is still operating its regular schedule. What the agency is – and is not – doing to protect riders and operators during the pandemic.

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The city’s buses and trains are largely empty these days, as many Chicagoans heed calls from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker to stay home.

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Customers still riding the CTA Red Line won’t be able to get on or off the “L” at Granville, Thorndale and Bryn Mawr this weekend as part of the CTA’s Red and Purple Line Modernization project.

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A Divvy docking station in the Chicago’s West Loop. (Tony Webster / Flickr)

Half-priced Divvy memberships, credit for unused CTA passes and free rides for paratransit customers are all part of Chicago’s plan to keep its transportation network rolling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Chicago Tonight” producer Nick Blumberg tests a seated electric scooter. (WTTW News)

As city officials plan a second round of the electric scooter pilot program, meet a company that hopes its seated scooter will make the cut.

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A Divvy docking station in the Chicago’s West Loop. (Tony Webster / Flickr)

The long-awaited expansion of Chicago’s Divvy bike-share program on the Far South and Southwest sides is set to kick off this spring — and some new bike lanes and pedal-assist bikes are on the way too, according to city officials.

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Track maintenance will close four “L” stations in the Loop this weekend from 2 a.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the Chicago Transit Authority. Get the full details.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, CTA President Dorval R. Carter Jr., center, and CPD interim Supt. Charlie Beck, right, address the media Friday morning inside the Roosevelt Red Line CTA station. (Matt Masterson / WTTW News)

A new transit safety plan calls for dozens of police officers on CTA lines and a dedicated support center that will focus on solving crimes committed on the city’s trains and buses.

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Chicago’s “L” lines are today operated by the centralized Chicago Transit Authority. But for many years, private companies actually ran and managed individual branches. Geoffrey Baer has the story of one of them.

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(WTTW News)

At a hearing Wednesday, Chicago aldermen voiced their concerns and hopes for the city’s second round of electric scooter testing that’s expected to kick off this summer.

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Taking the Blue Line this weekend? The Grand station will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday. Other closures are set for Red Line stations in Edgewater. (David Wilson / Flickr)

Three CTA Red Line stations in Edgewater will be closed from Friday night through Monday morning for the fifth consecutive weekend. The Grand Blue Line station will also be closed.

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For the fourth weekend in a row, three CTA Red Line stations in Edgewater will be closed from Friday night through Monday morning.

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(WTTW News)

A bill proposed in early February by Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, would ban Illinois drivers from pumping their own gas. 

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