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Chicago traffic was the second worst in the nation in 2019, says new report

Local drivers wasted an average of 145 hours in traffic last year.

Electric scooters are coming back to Chicago. Here’s what the city learned.

The 2020 pilot could test scooters in new neighborhoods.

Here’s why you should bike year-round in Chicago. Even in winter.

Expert advice from veteran cyclists.

Chicago’s new transportation commissioner comes from architecture firm Studio Gang

After a six month search, the city approved the appointment of urban planner Gia Biagi.

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

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

Chicago’s new ride-hailing tax begins now, and it’s the country’s highest fee

Some of the most expensive trips will be downtown areas where there is lots of public transit.

A history of Union Station architecture

Chicago’s temple of transportation

How Chicago can improve its transportation for people with disabilities

Accessible transportation is an "uncoordinated patchwork" according to a new report.

A complete guide to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

What you should know about the nation’s busiest airport.

Chicago needs safer streets and protected bike lanes now, advocates say

Most residents don’t have safe bikeways.

Pace bus tests partnership with ride-hailing services

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

Uber and Mayor Lightfoot battle over raising ride-hailing fees and congestion

Fixing the city’s increasing car traffic and declining transit ridership is complicated.

Uber’s lawsuit over fees in Skokie may foreshadow struggle in Chicago

The ride-hailing company claims it violates state law.

Uber and Lyft hurt CTA ridership, slow down buses, and worsen congestion

Ride-hailing trips have increased by 271 percent since 2015.

O’Hare breaks ground on final runway extension ahead of $8.5B terminal revamp

The changes will mean better service and fewer delays for air travelers.

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.

Protecting the lakefront from high water and erosion could cost billions

Chicagoans can expect a nasty winter ahead when it comes to waves and flooding.

Lake Shore Drive could be renamed after one of Chicago’s founders

Lake Shore Drive? How about Du Sable Drive.

Scooter pilot is coming to an end, but some Chicagoans want them to stay

There’s no timeline for a decision from officials.

Navy Pier flyover won’t open until spring 2020 now

The bike path project faces another delay.

New Metra railcars, locomotives are part of 2020 budget

State capital will help the agency make improvements.

Fire near Chicago River shuts down traffic on Lake Shore Drive bridge

The blaze was ignited by a construction torch, according to a Fire Department spokesperson.

Chicago’s scooter pilot program is ending soon, what’s next?

Officials are evaluating the safety and impact.

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

Expect delays during the nine-day disruption.

Chicago makes it harder for blind pedestrians to cross streets safely, lawsuit says

A class action lawsuit was filed against the city’s transportation department.

Navy Pier Flyover reopens as work continues on third phase

Under construction since early 2014, the $60 million project is inching closer to completion.

Blue Line work will shut down rail service temporarily near O’Hare, Noble Square

The longest disruption lasts nine days.

Chicago overhauls punitive vehicle ticketing and debt collection

The high cost of minor violations has sent residents into debt

Metra won’t increase fares in 2020 and will prioritize backlog of improvements

The state capital bill will help the commuter rail service.

Mayor Lightfoot: We must change how we design and use streets

A West Side traffic safety plan aims to reduce traffic crashes.

Chicago bridge lifts begin with long delays at Lake Shore Drive

Twice a week, 27 moveable bridges on the river will raise up

City installs barriers to protect roads, beaches, and paths from rising water levels

Lake Michigan’s high water is taking a heavy toll on beaches, trails, and other waterfront infrastructure.

Chicago sidewalk inventory will help urban planners boost walkability

The data helps municipalities plan better infrastructure, bike paths, and policies.

Chicago is a top city for bike share and scooters, study says

Car trips in the city could be cut by 51 percent with better micromobility options, says a new INRIX report

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

After waiting for CTA, Chicago moms hand out ‘Baby on Board’ pins to pregnant women

The transit agency said buttons were to be made this year

Thousands of scooters hit Chicago, here’s what you need to know

Thousands of scooters hit the streets as part of the city’s pilot program.

Divvy partners with local bike shops to offer robust training for youth

West Town Bikes, Blackstone Bicycle Works and SAFER Foundation will participate