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Old February 14th, 2017, 04:04 AM   #1061
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Old February 14th, 2017, 08:20 PM   #1062
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"CTA to open new el stop by United Center"

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Old February 15th, 2017, 06:36 AM   #1063
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Old February 16th, 2017, 12:44 AM   #1064
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Those ads completely covering the busses are absolutely terrible. It is a clear example of excessive advertisement at the cost of customer comfort. And yes, it makes a big difference if you are sitting behind those semi-transparent windows, turning the outside into a grey blur or next to proper windows.

For those who say that it doesn't make a difference, guess why the driver's window isn't covered like that.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #1065
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Those ads completely covering the busses are absolutely terrible. It is a clear example of excessive advertisement at the cost of customer comfort. And yes, it makes a big difference if you are sitting behind those semi-transparent windows, turning the outside into a grey blur or next to proper windows.

For those who say that it doesn't make a difference, guess why the driver's window isn't covered like that.
I agree that I don't like riding in buses that are "wrapped" in advertisements because my view is hampered. Its very annoying.

I spoke with the staff and asked about the designs and he said they are NOT advertisements. They are simply trying to stick out in the traffic and wrapped each bus in a unique color and design. They are not making in advertising revenue on these buses.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 06:34 PM   #1066
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I agree that I don't like riding in buses that are "wrapped" in advertisements because my view is hampered. Its very annoying.

I spoke with the staff and asked about the designs and he said they are NOT advertisements. They are simply trying to stick out in the traffic and wrapped each bus in a unique color and design. They are not making in advertising revenue on these buses.
Yeah....but I agree that the act of covering the windows is annoying for passengers.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:59 PM   #1067
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I agree that I don't like riding in buses that are "wrapped" in advertisements because my view is hampered. Its very annoying.

I spoke with the staff and asked about the designs and he said they are NOT advertisements. They are simply trying to stick out in the traffic and wrapped each bus in a unique color and design. They are not making in advertising revenue on these buses.
I already suspected that, after looking a bit closer at the "ads". That they don't make money with a decision which causes reduced customer comfort makes it even worse though. Even if it is just a temporary design its bad and gives customer also a worse impression of the busses than necessary. This is just a horrendous management decision and one should also tell them so.

Many customres absolutely hate it to sit in busses or trams which are covered by semitransparent printing all around, myself included.
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Old February 18th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #1068
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"Emanuel’s surprise pitch: Overhaul south leg of CTA Green Line"
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ema...ta-green-line/

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Emanuel is now talking about rebuilding the south leg of the Green Line and its two branches. One goes to 63rd and Ashland, the other goes to 63rd and Cottage Grove. That second branch stops a few blocks west of the site of the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park; it is not known if extending that leg to Jackson Park is part of the mayor’s vision.
In a perfect world, the Green Line Cottage Grove branch would be extended to Dorchester or Stony Island. This would not only restore some of the service lost in the 1990s when much of the branch was demolished, but it would also allow for transfer with Metra Electric (at 63rd St Station and Dorchester) and easy L access to the new Obama Library/Presidential Center. Besides, it would provide another potential L station for those going to UChicago (instead of getting off at Garfield Green).
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Old February 24th, 2017, 12:15 AM   #1069
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Beginning 2017.01.10, Megabus will downsize its operations in Chicago and will no longer provide bus service to Omaha, NE and East Lansing, MI. It seems bus service to Iowa will also be eliminated.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...110-story.html

http://www.omaha.com/money/megabus-t...9dfd30934.html
Megabus to resume Omaha-to-Chicago route, add Lincoln stop

http://www.omaha.com/money/megabus-t...cd624b3fd.html
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Old February 25th, 2017, 09:42 PM   #1070
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I was there for 5 month's and i must say Chi have one of the best transport system's I ever saw!
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Old March 6th, 2017, 06:45 PM   #1071
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Old March 6th, 2017, 07:26 PM   #1072
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Amazing photo, thanks for sharing.

150 North Riverside, River Point, and the Wolf Point complex completely change the look of the river junction and it's crazy to think they'll all be going up around the same time. When I lived off the Pink line I always appreciated how it slowed down a little bit going over the Lake St bridge into the Loop so you can fully appreciate the skyscraper forest.

Side note - more on topic too - it's great that the Red Line extension to 130th is going to happen and will eventually create a truly north to south, city limit to city limit, 24/7 heavy rail backbone, but what about THE CIRCLE LINE?

The Green Line was completely overhauled in the mid 90s, right around the time the CTA finished their last new rail line. I understand the need to keep the system in a state of good repair but they've been studying Circle line alternatives now for like a decade! Half of the infrastructure is already in place and it seems like a no brainer for the whole city.
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Old June 8th, 2017, 07:48 PM   #1073
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The CTA had a celebration of sorts on June 6 marking it's 125th anniversary. They ran two special Heritage Fleet trains around the loop in the afternoon, the 4000-series and the 2400-series.
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Old June 8th, 2017, 08:08 PM   #1074
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"Emanuel’s surprise pitch: Overhaul south leg of CTA Green Line"
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In a perfect world, the Green Line Cottage Grove branch would be extended to Dorchester or Stony Island. This would not only restore some of the service lost in the 1990s when much of the branch was demolished, but it would also allow for transfer with Metra Electric (at 63rd St Station and Dorchester) and easy L access to the new Obama Library/Presidential Center. Besides, it would provide another potential L station for those going to UChicago (instead of getting off at Garfield Green).
And extend the west branch to Midway and then out to the neighborhood west of that.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 07:43 PM   #1075
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Rahm Emanuel: In Chicago, the Trains Actually Run on Time

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CHICAGO — On Thursday, in the wake of a subway derailment and an epidemic of train delays, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York declared a state of emergency for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the busiest mass transit system in America. That same day, the nation’s third-busiest system — the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — handed out coupons for free coffee to riders stuck in the second year of slowdowns caused by repairs to prevent chronic fires.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, a recent survey found that 85 percent of passengers are satisfied with service on our transit system, the nation’s second most used.

The L, Chicago’s system, turned 125 this year. The elevated railway began as four wooden cars powered by coal and steam. Last year, more than 238 million rides were taken on the system, which, unlike the ones in New York and Washington, has not been troubled by systemic failures, breakdowns and delays. Even during a 28-day stretch of arctic temperatures in 2014, the L was never interrupted...
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The L, Chicago’s mass transit system, operating smoothly on Friday. Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Times
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Old September 1st, 2017, 02:54 AM   #1076
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Washington/Wabash station has opened in the Loop, in the heart of downtown Chicago

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Old September 1st, 2017, 10:26 PM   #1077
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Looks nice... but how about heat in the summer? This roof wont give any shade...
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 01:21 AM   #1078
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Chicago seems to be really mixing esthetics, cleanliness and function. Good on them.
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Old September 4th, 2017, 12:02 AM   #1079
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Old September 10th, 2017, 05:04 PM   #1080
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Such a beautiful station, it seems that Chicago is consistently overshadowed by New York when the truth is that this citys is as cool is its counterpart. 2 cities that I need to visit in the future!
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