The Daily Northwestern

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...

New CTA cameras have led to greater number of graffiti arrests

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

April 23, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

The addition of new cameras in the Chicago Transit Authority's security network has led to a greater number of arrests in connection with criminal defacement cases. Along with the cameras, the CTA is filing lawsuits against...

Evanston moves forward with Main Street transportation project

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

April 13, 2014

Filed under City, Local

City officials got a first look Wednesday at a report on a potential upgrade to the public transportation stations near the intersection of Main Street and Chicago Avenue. In 2013, Evanston and the Regional Transportation Authority...

Updated: Man killed, two others wounded after shooting near Howard Street CTA station

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

April 8, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A man was killed and two others were wounded when they were shot Monday evening inside a convenience store near the Howard Street CTA station, according to police. The shooting happened at about 7:40 p.m. in the 1600 block...

CTA announces change in rail operations scheduling policy

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Camups Editor

April 4, 2014

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Latest Stories, Local

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Friday new scheduling policies for rail operators in response to a March 24 crash at the O’Hare Blue Line station. “Safety is our highest priority at the CTA,” said CTA preside...