Coverage of the CTA and Chicago-area transportation issues, from Metra to the Chicago L to rush-hour updates.

Around 15,000 cyclists registered for the annual Bike the Drive, where Lake Shore’s ramps are closed to allow cyclists to enjoy the road without the roar and danger of drivers.
With crashes involving cyclists on the rise and climate change leaving little choice but to find alternatives to fossil-burning cars, it’s time City Hall made upgrading cycling infrastructure a priority.
He rose from barking at passers-by on Michigan Avenue to take a boat ride, first to deckhand and ultimately a long career piloting sightseeing and architecture cruises.
Get to the airport early. TSA expects to screen about 14 million passengers from Friday to Wednesday.
The 30-mile loop runs from the Museum of Science and Industry to West Bryn Mawr Avenue.
The four girls were in a Honda Civic that crashed with a dump truck in Bartlett. Two of the students and the truck driver were injured.
Secretary of State’s office launches program to speed customer service at Illinois’ busiest driver’s license service facilities.
Frustrated by what they say is a lack of transparency and urgency from Chicago police, the family of Nakari Campbell say they’ve had to take the investigation of the Aug. 4 crash into their own hands.
Union leaders announced that more than 99% of members had voted to authorize a strike if contract talks ‘do not yield significant improvements.’
The event benefitting the Active Transportation Alliance will bring thousands of bicyclists to the road, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, Sunday morning.
The train was carrying about 600 passengers but no injuries were reported.
The Chicago Water Taxi will run Tuesday through Thursday, the days more Chicago commuters head to the office.
Waymo autonomous taxis are working the streets of San Francisco and Phoenix, now, soon to add LA and, eventually, Chicago.
Limiting the number of EarlyBird spots could push Southwest passengers into other options for moving up in the boarding line, including buying the highest-priced fare, called “Business Select,” which comes with a top-15 spot in line.
Amtrak’s popular children’s holiday ride returns in December. Actors will re-create the classic children’s tale, Santa will hand out gifts and carols will be sung.
A new study found that Chicago commuters lose over $8,000 in wages each year sitting in traffic during their drive to and from work.
If officials have to take out the pencils and banker’s eyeshades to solve the $730 million fiscal cliff anyway, why not find the will to fund a transformation of Metra?
The Mitsubishi Mirage sells for $19,205 at a time when the average new vehicle in the U.S. has a sales price of $48,000. And used vehicles sell for about $29,000.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning has been tasked by the state with developing recommendations that would reshape the region’s transit.
The Chicago area’s commuter railway is taking a cold, hard look at a future with fewer office workers.
The unidentified driver of the car Tuesday night was listed in critical condition.