Student life would be enriched by the unlimited transit pass. But unless the University steps up to subsidize it, the costs will outweigh the benefits.
Posts Tagged: CTA
U-Pass would provide students with unlimited free CTA rides.
CPD will begin swabbing bags on the CTA for explosives.
Softcard, a new app created out of a joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless, gives CTA… Read more »
Starting Thursday, CTA users will no longer be able to load money onto their Chicago Cards or buy the traditional… Read more »
Students reported paying for CTA rides an average of three times a week.
CTA plans to expand Red Line to 130th Street.
Making the CTA a world-class transit system means extending its services to the places it currently underserves.
University’s insufficient publicity of Red Line closure at odds with mission of facilitating city engagement.
The Green Line, CTA buses, and the Metra can reach popular Red Line destinations, but students should account for extra travel time and more crowded conditions than usual.
Despite an announcement made earlier this school year that the University would terminate its contract with the Chicago Transit Authority… Read more »
SG and student enthusiasm regarding Roosevelt shuttle revamp crucial to improving this valuable service.
The Red Line Reconstruction Project will forge straight ahead this May-October, closing a door for Hyde Park residents over the summer to trek downtown using this train.
The 170s CTA bus routes’ replacement will most likely be a private company and may provide additional stops.
Some ongoing campus issues to keep in mind as the academic year reaches its midpoint.
An updated system will phase out all Chicago Cards and magnetic stripe cards by 2014.
The X28 is among the bus routes being eliminated, while the 6 and 28 bus routes and the Red and Green Line train routes are all being expanded.
According to an announcement made to the Transportation and Security Advisory Board (TSAB), the University of Chicago will discontinue its… Read more »
In response to “Bump in the NightRide” (November 15)
To live up to its own advertising, the University should make it easier to get out of Hyde Park, into the city.
One former Chatham resident has drafted a proposal for solving the South Side’s transit woes, which most—but not all—have discounted.
As world leaders descend on McCormick Place this weekend to debate the finer points of military strategy and fiscal policy,… Read more »
A series of phone thefts on public transportation has drawn student concern.
Outside Kenwood Academy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $3.8 million project on Thursday that will add arrival time displays at bus stop shelters throughout the city.
The 61st Street Farmers’ Market was awarded a $61,000 grant last week by the USDA to expand its operations and start other green markets.
Last week the Office of Transportation, in partnership with SG, introduced a system that allows students to track in real-time the movements of U of C buses and shuttles.
Have fun putting off until tomorrow what you could have done today
With U-Pass, students would enjoy Chicago conveniently and cheaply
The 55 Garfield and 6 Jackson Park Express routes will operate less frequently, and the 6 will begin running later in the morning and make its final runs at 12:30 a.m.
Organizers will donate the fall harvest to a local food pantry in an attempt to teach residents about the importance of knowing from where their food comes.
The campus bus system will be revamped next year to tailor to students’ needs as they move away from Shoreland and into the new South Campus dorm.
New transportation system UchicaGO could use GPS in buses to text arrival times to students
Even more concerning is a recent report on the blog Hyde Park Progress that the University-run clinic on East 47th Street will shutter its doors for good by April.
New, more expensive bus route nears final stages of approval; would replace least-used CTA route
“When three people meet on a corner they form five committees,” said 36-year Hyde Park resident Cal Audrain. Perhaps that’s why another model block exercise was held in Hyde Park last week.
After month-long negotiations, Facebook protests, and squabbles over parking shortages, the future of the #171 bus stop is safe for… Read more »
Alderman Leslie Hairston has agreed in a letter to President Robert Zimmer to delay her final decision on the removal… Read more »
In order to create space for four parking spots, Chicago Fifth Ward alderman Leslie Hairston asked the Chicago Transit Authority… Read more »