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CTA Red and Purple Line Modernization Project continues

Bryn Mawr Red Line station.

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 on weekends to allow for preparatory track work, which includes building new track interlockings near Th...

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 Hernandez under the code HB4217, calls to amend the current Regional Transportation Authority Act. It p...

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 from getting one can be challenging. Even though colds are minor infections of the nose and throat, they ar...

Chicago’s South Side serving freshly-squeezed LimeBikes

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

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, and his time is running out. Jandacek says that while finding only filled docking stations is...

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

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)

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 wool socks and fleece jackets to accommodate the ever-changing Chicago temperatures. He fills his backpack with all the materials he will need for his f...

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 »...

Sit to yourself: ‘Manspreading’ irks on the CTA

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)

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. Read More »...

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

(Josh Leff / The DePaulia)

Stefani Szenda

September 29, 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, so it’s good to know some etiquette that will help make the ride smoother. When the train pulls i...

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