Coverage of the CTA and Chicago-area transportation issues, from Metra to the Chicago L to rush-hour updates.
If passed, the Chicago Rideshare Living Wage and Safety Ordinance would raise drivers’ wages, improve driver safety and create a transparent system to handle driver deactivation.
Brushing aside criticism that he has remained silent since the crash, CTA President Dorval Carter said National Transportation Safety Board rules prohibit him from commenting on the investigation. But he tried to allay speculation about a potential design flaw.
Metra Milwaukee North Line trains on the move after hitting vehicle near Edgebrook station on Northwest Side
No injuries were reported and one person was inside the vehicle when it was struck, according to Metra.
The National Transportation Safety Board is focusing on CTA rail signals, railcar brakes and track conditions as it tries to determine why the train couldn’t avoid hitting the snowplow near the Howard Street station.
Inbound Kennedy Expressway lanes to fully reopen as first phase of three-year construction project comes to a close
By 5 a.m. Tuesday, the southbound lanes will be fully reopened, IDOT says. A six-month first phase repaired surfaces, rehabbed bridges and updated paint and lights between Ohio Street and the Edens junction.
Lawmakers must consider new taxes, combining four regional transit agencies under one board and changing fee structures. The report recommends the state prop up public transit with $1.5 billion.
The suburb’s City Council approved parking bans on several streets near the airport. Violators face fines of up to $250.
The federal grant allotted is less than the $873 million the railroad sought and won’t address Amtrak’s wish list of track improvements outside the station.
Days after announcing his departure from the job growth agency known as World Business Chicago, Michael Fassnacht urged City Hall and the two major carriers to work out their differences on a massive project that started at $8.7 billion but has ballooned to $12.1 billion.
GoJet Flight 4423 and SkyWest Flight 5433 were waiting for gate space when the wingtip of one aircraft struck the other on the runway about 7 p.m. No one was hurt.
A new report finds the state needs to boost highway safety with motorcycle helmet requirements, child passenger safety rules and teen driving regulations.
Safety regulators investigating after Takata air bag inflator in BMW blows apart, injuring driver in Chicago
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says BMW is recalling 486 SUVs after the driver was seriously on Oct. 23. BMW blamed a welding defect and said it is limited to a small lot of inflators.
United and American Airlines want to scale back or slow down the massive project to replace Terminal 2. Both Illinois senators and former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who forged the plan with the airlines, say a deal’s a deal.
Should new cars come with speeding control systems? Drivers in Chicago have mixed reactions to federal push
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a recommendation last month that all new vehicles come with speed reduction technologies installed. Some drivers support the idea, but others have privacy concerns.
The yearly ban, in effect between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. each day from Dec. 1 to April 1, is enforced regardless of snow.
Insurers must provide coverage to cyclists, pedestrians hit by uninsured drivers, Illinois Supreme Court rules
A Chicago man sued when his insurance company refused to pay for injuries his son suffered when he was hit by a driver while riding a bicycle.
The transit agencies say the plan aims to improve bus service with shorter travel times and more consistency, but some transit advocates say it lacks specifics.
Central Market food and retail space lands at Midway Airport: ‘It represents the global city that we truly are’
The Central Market’s opening marked completion of the eight-year, $400 million Midway Modernization Program, which expanded security checkpoints and upgraded parking garages and concessions.
As O’Hare expansion price tag climbs, airport’s two biggest carriers want project scaled back – or grounded
United and American airlines are slated to share a new “global terminal” handling both domestic and international flights — a project funded in part by airlines. But now both carriers want Mayor Brandon Johnson to alter those plans.
The ban will affect main roads from 3 a.m. through 7 a.m. each day until April 1.
About 6:25 a.m., trains in both directions began to be delayed because of frozen switches near Cicero Avenue and Congress Parkway.
Family of Kenneka Jenkins, who died in Rosemont hotel freezer, to receive more than $6 million in settlement