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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


Filed under Opinions

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

CTA raises awareness for Chicago’s low blood supply

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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 »...

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