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Family of student who died after being struck by CTA still looking for answers

Family of student who died after being struck by CTA still looking for answers

Amber Colón, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

He was born laughing. Maria Quiroz, mother of DePaul student Ricardo Quiroz, said that her son will be remembered as someone who was always very happy. Quiroz, 24, was struck by a CTA Red Line train on Sunday, April 15 at 8:01 a.m. on the Near North Side. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hosp...

CTA to use ride-sharing tax to upgrade security

CTA to use ride-sharing tax to upgrade security

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Metro, News

The CTA is getting a new set of security upgrades funded in part from the city’s ride-hailing service fee, according to an announcement made Feb. 27. The $33 million worth of improvements include upgrading more than 3,800 older security cameras to new high-definition versions, as well as adding 1,00...

Elon Musk plans to submit bid for Blue Line high-speed rail to O’Hare

Elon Musk plans to submit bid for Blue Line high-speed rail to O’Hare

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under News

Elon Musk wants to take a whack at solving one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s most pressing transportation concerns. After meeting with Chicago’s then-deputy mayor Steve Koch in Los Angeles, Musk tweeted to his followers that his tunneling company – ironically named the Boring Company – would “c...

CTA introduces budget proposal with unfavorable fare hike

CTA introduces budget proposal with unfavorable fare hike

Evan Sully, Contributing Writer

January 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Without improvements to quality of commutes, major consequences await

CTA proposes to raise fares in 2018

CTA proposes to raise fares in 2018

Evan Sully, Contributing Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Under the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) new budget proposal, announced on Nov. 22, base fares could increase for the first time since 2009. Both train and bus fares could increase by 25 cents apiece. According to Transit Chicago, the proposed fare would increase the cost of a train ticket t...

Chicagoans ditching public transit

Chicagoans ditching public transit

Jackson Danbeck

October 17, 2016


Filed under News

Traffic inched at a snail’s pace along the packed highway as Amanda Alba and her sister drove to their classes at DePaul from the suburb of Oak Lawn. The car ahead moved up a few feet, then stopped. Then moved, then stopped.  Alba’s sister was asleep in the passenger seat, her head bobbing with...

CTA’s Belmont flyover project in limbo

CTA’s Belmont flyover project in limbo

Danielle Harris

May 31, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Comparing the railroad bottleneck just north of Belmont where northbound Brown Line trains cross over Red and Purple Line tracks to “a traffic signal in the middle of a busy interstate highway,” the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced plans for an elevated bypass to eliminate train delays.  The Belmont flyover is a highly contested project that wo...

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

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

Danielle Church

April 5, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

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

McCormick Green Line stop opens

McCormick Green Line stop opens

Vanessa Bell

February 15, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

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

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

Natalie Taylor

February 8, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

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

CTA cracks down on U-Pass misuse

Rachel Hinton

January 18, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

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 »...

Sit to yourself: ‘Manspreading’ irks on the CTA

Sit to yourself: ‘Manspreading’ irks on the CTA

Nicole Cash

January 11, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

This month, the MTA in New York City rolled out a new series of placards for subway cars reminding passengers of common courtesies. One reads “Dude...stop the spread, please,” targeting manspreading. Read More »...

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