CTA & Metra

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the Emanuel administration's scramble, after the presumed election of Donald Trump as president, to secure federal funding and TIF designation for Red Line reconstruction.

Leading up to and in the wake of Metra executive director Alex Clifford's resignation in June of 2013, a number of public and private bodies investigated or are investigating Metra. All of these efforts are being paid for by taxpayers and Metra riders. Here's a rundown.

Interview with transit professional Derrick James about what stands in the way of a single, regional fare card for Chicagoland.