The Daily Northwestern

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,...

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...

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...

CTA announces 4G service on subways

Tanner Maxwell, Video Editor

October 3, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The CTA announced Thursday it is working to bring 4G service to its underground wireless network. The plan will offer reliable voice, data and Web service as part of the city's goal to modernize its infrastructure, the CTA said. Th...