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 […]

Cyclists demand safer streets in Chicago

Kristen Green brings ghost bike

By Patricia Nabong Anastasia Kondrasheva was cycling to work on Damen Avenue when a flatbed truck driving on her left turned right as she was also turning, and hit her. Twenty-three-year-old Kondrasheva was the sixth cyclist killed by a commercial vehicle in Chicago this year, according to Streetsblog Chicago which regularly monitors road accidents. The casualty […]

CTA Proposes 20-Year Plan to Make All Railways Accessible

Red line

By Shen Wu Tan The Chicago Transit Authority announced earlier this month its proposal for a 20-year plan to make its entire rail system 100 percent accessible. According to the CTA’s website, about 70 percent of its rail systems are accessible and have ADA-compliant elevators or ramps. In collaboration with the City of Chicago, ADA, […]