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What to know about getting around Chicago during the coronavirus pandemic

Buses will now institute rear boarding and run as drop-off only if there are more than 15 passengers.

Chicago is getting more bus-only lanes. Could they alleviate congestion?

With more rush hour enforcement, bus service could actually get more reliable.

Pace bus tests partnership with ride-hailing services

Could it be a long-term solution to help some riders with last-mile connections?

CTA budget holds fares steady, lays out $5.1B plan to upgrade buses and trains

The plan would rely on state money for projects like a new Cottage Grove Green Line stop and Blue Line upgrades

Uber, Lyft, and parking meters see higher fees in Chicago’s new budget

Mayor Lightfoot aims to tackle downtown gridlock.

New Metra railcars, locomotives are part of 2020 budget

State capital will help the agency make improvements.

CTA Blue Line shutdown between O’Hare and Rosemont starts this weekend

Expect delays during the nine-day disruption.

How pregnant riders can get a CTA ‘Baby on Board’ button

Wearing the pin lets other passengers know you and your baby would like a seat

Prepare for construction to slow service on Blue, Green, Pink lines

Plan ahead as the weekend slows down

Just like Lime, Bird says biggest rider complaint is not enough scooters

Both scooter companies have released rider data

Construction on two Metra stations starts up again after state funding kicks in

The work on stations in Auburn Park and Edgewater was planned years ago

Uber sues Chicago for exclusive bike-share deal with Lyft

The lawsuit aims to void the deal approved by the Emanuel administration

New Pace Pulse buses will have tech to communicate with traffic signals

It means buses will be able to run express by coordinating a wave of green lights.

Metra will build a new 95th Street station on Chicago State campus

CSU and Metra will partner on the project

Construction on Red-Purple bypass in Lakeview to start this fall

The $2.1 billion project will rebuild stations and make commutes quicker

Chicago aims to be ‘most accessible’ city in the nation, Lightfoot says

It might take a while to remove significant barriers to transportation

South Side Metra rides could cost the same as a CTA pass

A plan to offer cheaper, more frequent transit access is moving forward.

What Gov. Pritzker’s $45B capital plan means for Chicago transportation projects

Rebuild Illinois earmarks nearly $900 million for Chicago-specific CTA and road improvements.

CTA sets rough timeline for Lawrence, Berwyn station closures in Uptown

Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations will close, but two temporary stations will open.

Will lower fares reverse declining ridership on the South Side’s Metra Electric District?

New legislation looks to bring more affordable transit options to the city’s Far South Side

Damen Green Line station breaks ground, opening slips to 2021

The Near West Side transit stop features a design by Perkins + Will and public art by Folayemi Wilson.

Blue Line work to disrupt O’Hare service for next five months

The $207 million signal project will shut down portions of track between the Jefferson Park and Harlem stations.

CTA preparing to break ground on $2.1B Red, Purple Line overhaul

With track improvements at Addison complete, the massive modernization project is nearly ready to start.

Theaster Gates presents art installations at Red Line’s 95th Street station

After hearing out the community, Gates decided a mural wasn’t going to be enough.

Belmont Gateway’s dramatic canopy inspired by Avondale’s lost waterfall

Carol Ross Barney created a memorable landmark for the city’s most popular rail and bus station

Ventra is headed to Apple Pay, allowing transit riders to pay with iPhone

The new payment option will debut later this year.

Phone chargers, photo booths, and healthy snacks coming to CTA

New vending machines aim to improve the rider experience and earn the CTA some extra cash.

Alderman shoots down new CTA station at 15th and Clark

The proposed Red Line stop will be moved inside the boundaries of Related Midwest’s 62-acre development.

CTA completes $43M Garfield Green Line station overhaul

The project includes new public art and a community space inside the stop’s decommissioned 1892 station house.

Look out for the No Pants Subway Ride on the Red Line

The 18th annual event from Improv Everywhere returns on Sunday.

CTA completes $280 million 95th Street terminal overhaul

The Far South Side project is the CTA’s most expensive station to date.

How to get a free ride on New Year’s Eve

Skip the fare on public transit or get a discounted Uber or Lyft

New 15th Street Red Line stop shown to South Loop neighbors

Related Midwest wants to build a subway station to serve its 62-acre mega project known as "The 78."

Work on historic Quincy station house wraps up

The updates made the landmark L stop accessible for people who have disabilities

Illinois mayors: Up tax on fuel to fund transportation needs

The gas tax has remained frozen since 1990

Ride the CTA holiday train decked out in thousands of lights

Here’s the schedule for the festive tradition that starts on Black Friday

Why don’t all Chicago crosswalks fulfill accessibility recommendations?

Only 10 crosswalks currently have accessible pedestrian signals.

Chicago Avenue bridge will close Thursday for reconstruction

Downtown residents and commuters can expect several months of traffic detours and delays.

CTA testing digital information screens on buses

The screens will be similar to those on train platforms