Transportation

Blue Line California Station opens and Damen Station closes

Date: 
10/17/2014
CalifStaOpening

As part of the Your New Blue project the California Blue Line Station re-opened on Thurs., Oct. 16, to the delight of riders going to and coming from that station.

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Two of 10 most dangerous Chicago intersections on near northwest side: What do you think?

Date: 
10/15/2014
Milwaukee/North/DamenACMiller

First on the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) 10 top most dangerous pedestrian intersections list in the Chicago region is Milwaukee, North and Damen and the tenth is Elston, Western and Diversey. This announcement on Tuesday came the same day as a report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) about driving trends.

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CTA Damen station to close soon -- Rolling closures for The 606 viaducts

Date: 
10/11/2014
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While summer has ended, closures have not. The CTA California station is scheduled to open on Oct. 17 and the Damen station is to close on Oct. 20.

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Blue Line service delayed due to person on the track

Date: 
09/10/2014
SoBndBlueLDamen

Service on the Blue Line was halted early Wednesday morning for about 30 to 45 minutes due to a person on the track in the 1200 block of N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park.

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Chicago Police Bike Registration is online

Date: 
08/30/2014
SingleBike

Bike registration is being encouraged by both the 12th and 14th Chicago Police Districts.

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Reduced CTA rates for students and parents on school days

Date: 
08/30/2014
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Students and their parents are eligible to receive student reduced fares of 75 cents to ride trains and buses on school days, according to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). To get the CTA student rate, parents and students need to take a few steps.

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Blue Line California station closing and other CTA updates

Date: 
08/30/2014
CTALogo

As part of the Your New Blue project, the California station will be closed as of 1 a.m. on Sept. 4 for 42 days, re-opening on Oct. 16. 

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Blue Line Damen and California stations to close temporarily this fall as part of Your New Blue project

Date: 
08/11/2014
DamenSta

Part of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Your New Blue  improvement project, the California station will close for 6 weeks starting Sept 4 and the Damen station will close for 9 weeks, starting Oct. 20 and cutting into the holiday shopping season.

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New "sign and Drive" law ends the posting of driver's license

Date: 
08/10/2014
GovnrQuinn

A new law to end the practice of posting a valid driver‘s license as security for traffic citations in Illinois was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday.

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Your New Blue track work will suspend service temporarily and close some streets

Date: 
08/09/2014
BlueLineTrain

Temporary suspension of Blue Line train service between the Western and Logan Square stations will continue from Friday night until 4 a.m. Mon., Aug. 11, as will street closures. parking restrictions and a bus re-route. This is part of Your New Blue.

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Final CMAP parking management report for WPB area to be explained at WPC meeting

Date: 
08/04/2014
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The Wicker Park Committee's (WPC) Wednesday, August 6, membership meeting (open to the public), will feature a presentation about parking solutions study given by Lindsay Bayley, Senior Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).

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Blue Line trains and bus service changes for weekend

Date: 
07/25/2014
BLTrainBus

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
BlueLinePhones

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
CTALG

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
Ventra

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
BlueLineTrain

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
BlueLineTrain

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
CTALogo

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
ACTALogo

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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