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The price we re-pay for transportation

The price we re-pay  for transportation

Allegra Acosta & Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writers

February 4, 2019

Nothing compares to the terror felt when you dig around your wallet at the Fullerton L stop, only to discover that your beloved Ventra pass is nowhere to be found. Not only will you have to shell out money to pay for your impending ride, but also you’ll have to pay a fine of $50 to have your pass replaced. It’s...

CTA raises awareness for Chicago’s low blood supply

A woman donates blood as a part of the blood drive at the Harrison Red Line stop, as a part of The CTA’s partnership with Vitalent to transform the Red Line into the ‘Blood Line’ in 2019.

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019

If you’re waiting for the Red Line in the coming weeks, you might notice a peculiar advertisement wrapped around the train cars: a message that, in big bold letters, declares the train cars the “Blood Line.” This is part of a blood drive campaign the company Vitalent formed to run throughout the c...

CTA upgrades surveillance cameras following crime spike in 2018

CTA upgrades surveillance cameras following crime spike in 2018

Carina Smith, News Editor

January 14, 2019

The Chicago Transit Authority is still in the process of installing a number of new high-definition security cameras across the rail system following a number of incidences of criminal activity. The cameras are a part of the Safe & Secure program that was announced earlier this year by Mayor Rahm...

CTA ‘L’ sees highest ridership in 50 years, yet budget cuts loom

The Jackson Red Line ‘L’ stop (pictured above) is a key arrival and departure point for DePaul students and faculty at the university’s Loop Campus. According to an NBC 5 investigation earlier this year, the station recorded the most thefts of any platform in the system. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Danielle Church

April 5, 2015

More than 238 million people rode the ‘L’ in 2014, the highest number in over 50 years. Read More »...

McCormick Green Line stop opens

South Loop residents and convention-goers alike make use of the new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line stop. The stop opened Feb. 8 after more than two years of construction, closing a nearly two-mile gap on the line. (Vanessa Bell / The DePaulia)

Vanessa Bell

February 15, 2015

Getting to and from the South Loop will be easier with the opening of the McCormick-Cermak stop on the CTA Green Line, just four blocks from McCormick Place and the soon-to-be DePaul Arena. Read More »...

Signal boost: CTA plans to install 4G service on Red and Blue lines

An entrance to the Red Line at Monroe Street in the Loop. Those who use the Red Line and Blue Line subways will soon have the benefit of 4G coverage as part of a $32.5 million plan. (Photo courtesy of JDeeringDavis | Flickr)

Natalie Taylor

February 8, 2015

Technological advancements in the past decade have brought the world into a state of constant connectivity. Now, that connection will go where no service has gone before, underground. Last month Chicago announced its plan to install 4G service on CTA blue and red line trains. Read More »...

CTA cracks down on U-Pass misuse

A CTA U-Pass for college students. (DePaulia File)

Rachel Hinton

January 18, 2015

Officers at the Fullerton ‘L’ stop continued to check U-Passes in an effort to stop fraud that began before the new year. Read More »...

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