Four Chicagoans describe what it’s like to seek shelter on the CTA.
Tag: Blue Line
YouTube-famous Blue Line busker Ashley Stevenson drops her first studio album
YouTube-famous Blue Line busker Ashley Stevenson drops her first studio album, dirt-rock ragers Hitter release their debut full-length, and more.
How often does the CTA really clean those subway stops? Hint: not very
The dirty and grimy tunnels are downright embarrassing at times. “It’s unacceptable,” one rider says.
Journalist Jamie Kalven won’t be forced to identify his Laquan McDonald story sources, and other Chicago news
Also, a judge has banned Dennis Hastert from unsupervised contact with minors and porn.
The latest plans for the O’Hare Express: boon or boondoggle?
Transportation experts and advocates weigh in.
CTA’s cloth seat coverings, source of public transit horror stories, might be replaced
The agency is testing more sanitary plastic seat inserts. Will riders be willing to sacrifice comfort for a guarantee of a dry seat?
Elon Musk’s tunnel vision for Chicago is more like a pipe dream
Talk of an O’Hare express is becoming even more of a distraction as the Emanuel administration entertains the tech mogul’s far-fetched “electric sled” idea.
Activists worry CTA-friendly housing will accelerate Logan Square gentrification
But advocates say it’s a good way to increase density and keep rental prices down.
Critics say the O’Hare express train plan sucks. CrossRail could improve it.
Connecting the airport to the southeast side could broaden the project’s appeal.
How to charge your cell phone on the CTA
Use caution if powering up your iPhone on Chicago Transit Authority property.
Frankie Knuckles tribute wall in Logan Square is being buffed
The mural dedicated to the late Chicago DJ lasted 415 days in Logan Square.
Chicago Design Museum has designs on a permanent home
The Chicago Design Museum searches for a permanent home and raises funds for an exhibit on 100 years of Chicago design.
Romance in the 90s (or lack thereof)
Journey into the Reader’s back issues from the 90s for a retro look at Missed Connections.
Photo Issue 2012
Photo Issue 2012: reader-submitted images honoring Chicago’s quiet-but-worthy moments
The CTA and the Prehistory of Usability
The remarkable history of the CTA El line colors – which ignore the University of Chicago.