CTA accessibility promises fall short for people with disabilities

By Raphael Hipos Medill Reports The CTA advertises that 100% of its vehicles are accessible — buses have lifts, and most rapid transit stations have elevators and other features that make traveling more convenient for people living with disabilities. In practice, however, this is not always the case. Many people in the city who are […]

CTA ‘ghost buses’ hamper commuters amid cold weather, COVID-19

By Raphael Hipos Medill Reports Eric Allix Rogers, who lives in South Shore, had to travel to Cook County Court in Markham on Jan. 24 for jury duty. Rogers had to be in the suburbs by 9 a.m., so he left his house by 6:50 a.m. He attempted to ride a No. 6 bus to […]

Chicago organizations push for city to clear dangerous icy sidewalks

By Raphael Hipos Medill Reports Many residents of Chicago are walking in the streets or taking a fall due to ice-clogged sidewalks as a result of the recent snowfall and freezing temperatures. Ellen Credille, 71, said the snowfall on Jan. 9 rendered the sidewalks in her neighborhood difficult to traverse. She added that her arm […]