Transportation

Blue Line delays for this weekend

Date: 
04/09/2015
BlueLineTrain

Boarding changes will delay Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Blue Line riders between Fri., Apr. 10, 11 p.m. and Sun., Apr 12, 9 a.m.

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CTA adds services encourages everyone to ride not drive for Big 10 and St. Patrick's festivities

Date: 
03/13/2015
BluelineShamrock

Two big events will have extra Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) service this weekend.

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Changes and delays on the Blue Line this weekend

Date: 
03/05/2015
CTASignBetween Friday, Mar. 6, 10 p.m. and Monday, Mar.9, at 4 a.m. there will be changes between Damen and Racine,
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Blue Line work could delay some riders temporarialy

Date: 
02/06/2015
CTASign

Boarding changes along the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Blue Line, from Feb. 9 through Feb. 12, could cause delay for passengers.

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Late Night Blue Line work Sunday Night

Date: 
01/09/2015
SoBndBlueLDamenBlue Line Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Grand and LaSalle, resulting in minor delays from Jan 11 to 12between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

All trains will board and exit on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Clark/Lake, Washington, Monroe, and Jackson stations. Allow extra travel time. 
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Late night hour Blue Line riders take note: Jan. 5 to 8

Date: 
01/02/2015
SoBndBlueLDamenBlue Line Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Grand and LaSalle, resulting in minor delays from Jan 5 to 8nightly between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.
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Safer, spacious and sparkly white with better passenger flow: CTA's Blue Line Damen Station

Date: 
12/29/2014
OHareBound

With the return of a regular work week, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line riders using the Damen Station are in for a treat at the newly renovated historic station, ori

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It's opening…really: Blue Line Damen Station on December 22

Date: 
12/16/2014
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Hard to believe that the Damen Blue Line Station will really be opening on time, Dec. 22, when you look at all the construction items around the entrance. The sounds of saws this morning emanating from the tracks above and the red caution tape put up along the side walk on both sides of Damen last night, gave this writer the "ah, ohs" Monday night. 

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Expanded Blue Line service part of CTA 2015 proposed budget with no fare increase

Date: 
10/27/2014
BlueLineTrain

The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) $1.44 billion proposed budget includes expanded rail service due to increased ridership.

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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
Bus56

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
SchlHouse

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
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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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