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

Three men were ejected from the car traveling inbound at Cicero Monday night. The surviving 42-year-old man is in critical condition.
Emmett Richardson, 39, is facing felony charges of aggravated battery in Saturday’s attack. The 54-year-old male victim has not been identified.
A red SUV going west on 87th Street ran a red light, struck two vehicles on Vincennes Avenue and struck a pole, Chicago police said. Three people are badly hurt.
The 20-year-old man suffered cuts to his head Sunday night and was hospitalized in critical condition.
Two cars derailed, but no injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were released, a Canadian Pacific spokesperson said. The tracks were cleared in hours.
Although Ford claims it has no intentions to carry through with the technology, the patent application shows how cars may one day lose their standing as the embodiment of American independence.
As commuters return to the city for work, the CTA is adding more trains to a large portion of its Blue Line route as it braces for an influx of commuters and O’Hare-bound travelers trying to avoid the Kennedy Expressway.
A white co-worker said it was part of a joke having nothing to do with race. One complaint from a Black employee called it “an overt, poignant and intentional display of intimidation and harassment meant to impose terror.”
The first route is planned between the airport and the Illinois Medical District.
Seven people were taken to area hospitals after a crash Tuesday night that caused one car to roll over, officials said.
Lane closures on the Kennedy are expected to extend from the junction with the Edens Expressway south to Fullerton by Wednesday as a multi-year revamp gets underway.
In addition to added congestion Tuesday morning, commuters looking for an alternative had to deal with trains being stopped for a time on the Union Pacific Northwest Line near Barrington.
A second daily round trip between Chicago and St. Paul could serve riders as early as 2024, with new train cars on the way.
Bringing on more police to curb crime, running more Metra trains to accommodate non-traditional work hours and lobbying for more funding are some of the things transit experts tell us must be on the new mayor’s to-do list.
Stretches of the inbound Kennedy will be blocked between the Edens Expressway and Ohio Street as part of a three-year construction project that’s sure to cause misery.
People arriving at O’Hare after 10 p.m. must have a boarding pass or employee badge, the city says. The policy has been in place since 2020.
In 2022, road rage was reported in about 40% of the 140 Chicago-area expressway shootings handled by Illinois State Police. That is up from 12% in 2021, ISP says.
Honda says front seat belts on some vehicles may not latch properly. Among the models involved are the 2018 to 2019 Accord and the 2017 to 2020 CR-V. No injuries have been reported.
Metra, suburban mayors wary of more delays because of increase freight traffic in the Chicago area.
A new batch of cameras will be mounted on CTA buses and other public transit vehicles. Drivers caught impeding traffic flow in bus and bike lanes and loading zones will be fined automatically after one warning.
Some Chicago suburbs opposed the merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern because of concerns about more traffic potentially causing some commuters to abandon the Metra rail network and drive instead.
The riders were on a Purple Line Express train when the tracks lost power near the Merchandise Mart. Service on the line was stopped between Armitage and the Loop and shuttle buses were used, according to the CTA.
Adam DeWitt, who has been with Grubhub 11 years, including two as chief executive, will leave May 1, to be replaced by an executive with Canada’s SkipTheDishes.
Illinois Democrats Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Mike Quigley - have been pushing for the funds to extend the CTA’s Red Line on the South Side.