The Daily Northwestern

Man fatally hit by CTA Red Line train

Paige Leskin, Reporter

December 22, 2014

Filed under City

A 56-year-old man died Monday night after he was hit by a Red Line train at the Loyola CTA station, officials said. A northbound Chicago Transit Authority train hit the man at the station at about 7:45 p.m., CTA spokeswoman...

Ventra mobile app announced for 2015

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 15, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Ventra will release a mobile app in 2015 that will allow users to pay fare using their smartphones when riding the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace bus system. Approved by the Chicago Transit Board on Wednesday,...

Public arts project coming to Davis Street CTA stop

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 30, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

City officials are planning to install a public arts project near the CTA station on Davis Street. The project will be located in the 2nd Ward, just east of the CTA station's downtown Evanston location. In the next few months,...

Self-defense studio gets Evanston City Council approval

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 23, 2014

Filed under Business, City

An exercise studio that will offer programming for both fitness and self-defense training received approval from City Council on Monday to open its doors on Davis Street. Aldermen voted on Monday night to suspend the rules...

CTA signs contract to upgrade wireless system to 4G

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

July 22, 2014

Filed under City

The Chicago Transit Authority will begin a project in November to improve wireless communication on the Red Line and Blue Line subways. CTA officials voted in a board meeting Thursday to sign a contract with Aldridge Electric,...

Proposal to improve Main Street transit stations moves to City Council

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

May 14, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston officials on the Plan Commission unanimously voted to send to City Council a proposal to improve the public transportation stations near the intersection of Main Street and Chicago Avenue. The study, started in 2013 by E...

Blotter: May 7

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

May 6, 2014

Filed under City, Crime

Graffiti found on CTA property Someone spray painted several symbols and phrases on a wall owned by the Chicago Transit Authority near Northwestern on Monday afternoon. Graffiti written in blue and black with phrases includ...

CTA considers adding a bypass feature to speed service on Purple and other lines

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

April 28, 2014

Filed under City

The CTA is considering adding a bypass to a busy rail intersection that would expedite service on several lines, including the Purple Line, as early as 2017. Ridership has increased by 40 percent in the last 5 years in the n...