Transportation

Blue Line trains and bus service changes for weekend

Date: 
07/25/2014
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For using CTA this weekend attending the Wicker Park Fest, the CTA recommends that they load transit value or unlimited-ride passes to their Ventra fare cards at rail stations, online or at more than 1,300 local retailers ahead of time or purchase a 1-day unlimited ride Ventra ticket to decrease travel times and avoid having to wait in long lines for the return trip. 

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Street and CTA closures, changes and expanded service

Date: 
07/17/2014
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Damen Ave. Closure
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sat., July 19, the street will be closed between Churchill and Willow for work on the Bloomingdale Trail.

Traffic will be rerouted on Western Ave. between Armitage and North.

While vehicle traffic is not allowed on Damen, one sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians.

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CTA Board to vote on 4G wireless service in Chicago underground

Date: 
07/10/2014
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UPDATE: There is no public verification whether or not the 4G vote was taken on the 16th.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board votes on July 16 to award a contract to upgrade wireless infrastructure in subways, including the Blue Line, and underground facilities. It is expected that the project would begin as soon as November 2014. 

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CTA Service changes

Date: 
07/07/2014
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Updated:
July 12-14 Blue Line and July 12-Oct. 25 #70 Division Bus changes below.

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Ventra Fare system ONLY as of July 1 on CTA and PACE

Date: 
06/27/2014
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Magnetic cards will no longer be accepted for Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train and bus travel as well as on PACE as of July 1. 

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CTA Blue Line service capacity will increase from Friday thru Sunday

Date: 
06/20/2014
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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is increasing capacity of the Blue Line from Fri., June 20, at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Mon., June 23.

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Blue Line Alert: Trains to Cumberland only

Date: 
06/12/2014
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Fire Department activity has caused a change in Blue Line service. Temporarily, train service is to Cumberland only.

Service to Rosemont and O'Hare is being handled by shuttle buses.

Allow for extra time to Rosemont and O'Hare.

See station personnel for further assistance and pay attention to announcements on trains and at stations for service information.

Service disruption began around 9:30 a.m.

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New Blue Project: Changes in train and bus schedules with station and street closures

Date: 
05/29/2014
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There will be no rail service between Western (O'Hare branch) and Logan Square from Fri., May 30, 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Mon., June 2. But, there will be free 24-hour shuttle bus service for customers at Logan Square, California and Western stations. This is a continuation of the $492 million New Blue Project to improve tracks and stations. 

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CTA schedules change

Date: 
05/23/2014
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Schedule for the Blue Line will be on Sunday/holiday hours Mon. May 26, will be from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Liberty Bank and 14th District celebrating Bike Safety Day with facts and fun

Date: 
05/15/2014
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Bike Safety Day is being celebrated in a joint effort of Liberty Bank, 2394 N. Milwaukee Ave. and the 14th Chicago Police District on May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

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Ups and downs of Divvy expansion plans roll on

Date: 
05/15/2014
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A grant request to Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) from the City of Chicago for $3 million Divvy bike share program was denied. On the other hand, Blue Cross & Blue Shield is providing a 5-year partnership.

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Elevate your thoughts of a color palette for plants on The 606

Date: 
05/10/2014
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"A plant palette for the 606" is the first of a series of events call The 606 Trail Mix. It begins on Tues., May 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Darwin School Auditorium, 3116 West Belden.

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New Blue Project: Work between Logan Square and Western over weekend

Date: 
05/10/2014
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There will be no rail service between Western (O'Hare branch) and Logan Square until 4 a.m. Mon., May 12. There will be free 24-hour shuttle bus service for customers at Logan Square, California and Western stations. This is a continuation of Your New Blue Project to improve tracks and stations. 

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Extra Illinois patrols for Click-It-or-Ticket safety campaign

Date: 
05/10/2014
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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and over 500 local law enforcement agencies announced plans on Friday to crack down on seat belt law and impaired driving violators. 

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Two CTA bus stop location changes in Wicker Park

Date: 
05/05/2014
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Two Wicker Park Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus stop locations are moved, until further notice, due to construction. 

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CTA's Ventra transition May 1 deadline

Date: 
04/29/2014
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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transition to Ventra Cards has another deadline Thurs., May 1. New magnetic stripe fare cards will not be available for purchase and Chicago Card/Chicago Card Plus will notbe able to autoload or reload.

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Making the impossible seem inevitable: The Bloomingdale Trail and The 606

Date: 
04/25/2014
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Getting the community to see a local space as an asset, mobilizing people around the possibility of converting it to public land, acquiring necessary land around it, obtaining funds, engaging the City and moving the project forward is the short list for making The 606 with its center piece Bloomingdale Trail (the impossible) inevitable, as Helphand says.

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Parallel parking a Bloomingdale Trail bridge is a snap with 40+ wheels

Date: 
04/25/2014
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How do you move a 100 ton bridge and, in essence, parallel park it across Western Ave. for the Bloomingdale Trail? You use a Self Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) with 40 plus individually computer-controlled wheels, as was done on Sat., Apr. 19. 

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Reminder: CTA Blue Line temporary station closures with shuttle buses during weekend

Date: 
04/09/2014
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UPDATE:
North Ave. between Hoyne and Damen will be closed to all through traffic.*

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