Coverage of the CTA and Chicago-area transportation issues, from Metra to the Chicago L to rush-hour updates.

Building a robust network of chargers to make EV ownership feasible, whether you live in a rural town or a big city like Chicago, is proving difficult.
Most of those getting away will be hitting the road, with travel likely to peak Friday, AAA said.
Little Village residents, already exposed to high levels of air pollution, fear that a legislative plan that would add lanes, paid for with private funding, would worsen health risks.
Naming a congested highway interchange after Chicago’s first female mayor is a dubious tribute.
It’s the second private flight to the space station organized by Houston-based Axiom Space. The company had previously cited a ticket price of $55 million per person.
With more than 2,400 warehouses across the state, surrounding neighborhoods face heightened pollution risks, a study shows, blaming online shopping and redlining’s legacy.
Rick Lomas, a British citizen who moved with his wife to Logan Square years ago, was working to get his U.S. citizenship. He was struck May 7 and died three days later.
Two electric buses rolled out Tuesday on the No. 63 route, one of the CTA’s busiest. It runs between 63rd/Stony Island and Midway Airport and is the second route to feature electric buses.
Ruth Rau, 81, of downstate Sorento, died Tuesday night at a hospital, Illinois State Police said.
As COVID funds are set to expire, Metra seeks ways to keep services attractive to a ridership increasingly different from the 9-to-5 Loop commuters that once formed its base.
Three people were injured and hospitalized in fair condition, and four others declined medical attention, officials said.
The crash involved 72 cars and two semitrailers that caught fire.
The money will help replace the agency’s oldest carriages, some of which were manufactured more than 40 years ago, CTA said.
Trains began traveling up to 110 mph on the route Wednesday — a 20 mph increase over the previous top speed.
A man was robbed and stabbed early Wednesday at a CTA Orange Line stop — hours after another man was stabbed on a Red Line train on the South Side.
A massive pileup Monday morning south of Springfield caused by a windstorm left seven people dead and involved 72 vehicles. Nearly 40 people were injured.
The drivers of the school bus and the car were hospitalized in serious to critical condition Tuesday, the Chicago Fire Department said.
Roberson most recently has held a series of top jobs in the administration of County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and held several position under former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
The agency’s efforts include more janitors and more power-washing to boost public confidence in public transit.
Some lanes have been closed on the bridge, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
The rebuilt 43rd Street pedestrian bridge that leads to Burnham Park features bike lanes and ramps to accommodate cyclists and people who use wheelchairs.
United Capt. Chris Bales expects a range of emotions will hit him when he exits his last United flight this weekend. His daughter and co-pilot, Ally, will be by his side.
After spiking during the pandemic, Illinois saw 1,280 traffic fatalities in 2022, a 4% drop from the 1,334 deaths in 2021.
John Greenfield, an avid cyclist, was struck by a pipe falling from a passing pickup truck in downstate Marion and placed in a medically induced coma.