The Daily Northwestern

8-year-old Evanston boy hit by CTA Purple Line train

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 30, 2016

Filed under City, Local

An 8-year-old boy was hit by a Chicago Transit Authority Purple Line train Saturday afternoon and remains in critical condition, police said. Evanston police officers responded to the report of a juvenile struck by a CTA train at a...

CTA to add 20 to 30 all-electric buses

Elena Sucharetza, Assistant City Editor

January 31, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Chicago Transit Authority plans to purchase 20 to 30 additional all-electric buses in the next few years after one year of operating two such vehicles, officials said. The all-electric bus is a 40-foot long model manufactured by New...

Northwestern, Chicago Transit Authority partnership results in significant ridership increase on 201 bus route

Tori Latham, Managing Editor

January 15, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories

New data suggests students and faculty seem to not miss the Ryan Field shuttle, which was replaced by the Chicago Transit Authority’s 201 bus in September. The free rides for WildCARD-holders contributed to an increase i...

Yellow Line service to Skokie resumes after six-month closure

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

November 2, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Yellow Line service from the Howard ‘L’ station to Skokie resumed Friday after a six-month break for repairs. Following reestablishment of the service, Chicago Transit Authority is offering free rides for one week on the Yellow L...

CTA’s proposed budget keeps fares stagnant despite major projects ahead

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 22, 2015

Filed under City

The Chicago Transit Authority will not raise fares in 2016 based on its proposed budget, despite major investments in infrastructure improvements and new technology launches, the CTA announced Thursday. In its nearly $1.5 billion ...

CTA implements first stage of 4G wireless coverage on subway lines

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

October 15, 2015

Filed under City

Chicago Transit Authority completed the first stage of its project to provide 4G wireless service for subway riders, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday. The project, slated to be finished by the end of 2015, will...

Shuttle services resume with new 201 bus route, stop changes

Drew Gerber, Assistant Campus Editor

September 20, 2015

Filed under Campus

Shuttle service has resumed for the 2015-16 academic year with some changes to the Intercampus and Evanston Loop routes as well as the introduction of the free Chicago Transit Authority 201 bus service for Northwestern students. NU...

Evanston aldermen pave way for new ‘green’ day care

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

September 16, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories

Aldermen approved Tuesday a permit for a new environmentally-conscious day care center to renovate an existing building on Central Street. The City Council voted unanimously to welcome Chicago-based preschool Little Green Tree...