Category: CTA Tattler in the news

CTA Tattler celebrates 10 years of blogging on all things CTA

Today is the 10th anniversary of CTA Tattler. And some thought I’d never last this long. Like me. On June 10, 2004, I published my first post. Since then I’ve had some ups and downs – just like the CTA. But I kept plugging along, primarily because of your support. And let me just say... Read more »

What we know now about CTA Blue Line O'Hare derailment

Lots has happened since I last reported on the O’Hare Blue Line derailment. Here’s a synopsis of what we know: The 25-year-old motorwoman, Brittany T. Haywood, has been fired. She ignored two requests to appear at a disciplinary hearing. The NTSB has said she was traveling at 26-miles-per-hour when when woke up from having nodded... Read more »

Happy 9th birthday to CTA Tattler

It was nine years ago today that CTA Tattler debuted on this here Internet – so Happy Birthday CTA Tattler! It all started with a post explaining “What this is about.” And the original concept for this blog holds true: “This blog will document things seen and heard on the CTA.” We’ve had some fun... Read more »

Hear the CTA Tattler on WGN Radio Thursday chat about when "stuff happens"

Your very own CTA Tattler will talk about the CTA’s “when things go wrong” campaign at 11:35 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Jan. 24) on the Turi Ryder Show on WGN radio – 720 on your AM dial. We’ll be chatting about my Wednesday post, in which I described the CTA’s efforts to explain why “stuff happens”... Read more »

CTA Tattler's Holiday Train outing is this Saturday - Join us!

Mark your calendars and set your clock alarms for 4:30 p.m. this Saturday. That’s when we’ll embark on our fourth annual CTA Tattler Holiday Train outing. This year we’ll ride the Blue Line. Our starting point will be the Jackson subway stop of the Blue Line at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, which is when... Read more »

Still time to vote for CTA Tattler as Most Valuable Blogger

Yes- this is a repost! Hey all you wonderful CTA Tattler readers! How about showing some love by voting for your favorite CTA blogger in CBS Chicago’s Most Valuable Blogger Awards contest. And in fine Chicago tradition, you can vote often – once a day through Sept. 9! Thanks. The nomination says: “Kevin does a... Read more »

One injured, 200 evacuated from derailed Blue Line train near O'Hare

At least one passenger suffered minor injuries and 200 were safely evacuated today from a Blue Line train that derailed in the tunnel outside the O’Hare airport terminal. The Tribune reports the derailment occurred at 4:47 p.m. as the southbound train leaving O’Hare went over an interlocking switch. A woman incurred minor injuries and the... Read more »

Despite the weather, CTA Holiday Train never disappoints

About 20 CTA Tattler readers laughed and sang Christmas carols on the CTA’s Holiday Train Saturday evening during our third annual outing. We renewed some old friendships and started some new ones during the fun event. We met up at Wabash Tap and then headed to the Roosevelt station to board the Holiday Train riding... Read more »

New rail, bus schedules go into effect next week

New schedules for all CTA rail lines will go into effect on Monday. And the winter bus schedule will be effective on Sunday, Dec. 19, for the routes listed on the continuation. Most of the bus routes will continue to have the same frequency and span of service, but arrival times may change up to... Read more »

Details on Saturday's Tattler Holiday Train outing

Now that the CTA finally has published the schedule for Saturday’s Holiday Train along the “Brorange” Line, I think we’ll have to adjust our earlier plans. This year we want to board in later afternoon/early evening so we can enjoy the Holiday Train in all its twinkling splendor. But to do that, we’ll have to... Read more »