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A CTA passenger gazes out the window into the Loop on an Orange Line train on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. The CTA has taken steps in recent months to crack down on prohibited behaviors on trains and buses.

To sit or to stand: Why CTA etiquette is so important

Nadine DeCero, Opinions Editor February 18, 2024

“Did your bag pay a fare too?” “Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited on CTA vehicles.”  “Standing passengers, please do not lean against the doors.” “Keep your personal music...

The Red Line serves DePaul students through stations at both their Lincoln Park and Loop campuses.

Red Line project to end transit inequity on Far South Side

Lucia Preziosi, News Editor October 1, 2023

A promise that was introduced by former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1969 to extend the Red Line is coming to fruition. The federal government recently awarded the Chicago Transit Authority $2 billion...

Bryn Mawr Red Line station.

CTA Red and Purple Line Modernization Project continues

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor February 16, 2020

Three Red Line stops on the North Side have been closed for the past few weeks because of the CTA’s Red and Purple Line Modernization project. The Bryn Mawr, Thorndale and Granville stops are closed...

New bill proposes Metra fare discounts for college students starting in 2021

New bill proposes Metra fare discounts for college students starting in 2021

Jessica Grekowicz, Contributing Writer February 3, 2020

A promising new bill has been proposed to the Illinois House of Representatives that would give a 50 percent discount on Metra fares to college students.  The bill, filed by Representative Barbara...

Commuting fall sickness

Commuting fall sickness

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor October 7, 2019

Summer is finally over and the cold weather that comes with fall is a sign to break out winter coats and prepare for the nasty common cold. In a big city like Chicago, finding ways to protect yourself...

People riding LimeBikes past a rusted plant in Seattle, Washington. Seattle is one of many cities in U.S. who adopted dockless bike sharing.

Chicago’s South Side serving freshly-squeezed LimeBikes

Timothy Duke, Assistant News Editor May 21, 2018

Streaming along the street atop a light blue Divvy bike, senior hospitality management student Jacob Jandacek anxiously searches for the docking station — the past three docks have been completely filled,...

Commuters board a Union Pacific North Line Metra train toward Kenosha at the Clybourn stop. 82 percent of DePaul students are commuters, with many coming from the suburbs. (Grant Myatt / The DePaulia)

Chugging along: DePaul commuter students face constant delays, rising costs and exhaustion

Jessica Villagomez February 8, 2015

DePaul freshman Dennis Syvongsa wakes up at 7:30 a.m. to get to his 10:10 a.m. composition and rhetoric class. Syvongsa does not know what to expect from the weather, often layering on pairs of thick...

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)

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

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...

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

CTA cracks down on U-Pass misuse

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. In an email to students, the DePaul U-Pass Team stated their support for...

A CTA passenger takes up more than one seat in an act that has come to be called “manspreading.” Some argue the action demonstrates that some men think they can take up more physical space than women. (Courtney Jacquin / The DePaulia)

Sit to yourself: ‘Manspreading’ irks on the CTA

Nicole Cash January 11, 2015

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. Manspreading,...

(Josh Leff / The DePaulia)

CTA do’s and don’ts: Etiquette when riding the ‘L’

Stefani Szenda September 28, 2014

As a school that has a lot of commuters and multiple campuses, DePaul University students are advised to quickly learn the 'L.' Students generally ride the train during the busiest parts of the day,...

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