Tag: New Year's Eve

CTA's penny ride tradition continues on New Year's Eve

It’s not too early to be thinking about your New Year’s Eve plans. In fact, at some of the more popular venues, it may be too late. Whatever you do, make sure the CTA is a part of your plans, and leave the car at home. After all, who wants to spend New Year’s Day... Read more »

Penny rides, extended bus and train hours, great New Year's stories

The CTA officially announced Monday that fares will be just one penny from 8 pm Thursday, New Year’s Eve, till 6 am Friday, New Year’s Day. Now, that’s a lot of late night partying! And many bus routes and train lines will run later than usual. Check the CTA Web site for details. Usually on... Read more »

New Year's Tweets: Open toe shoes, shedding sequins, wine in water bottle

With penny rides enticing partiers, it was a busy New Year’s Eve on the CTA last week. And the Twitter traffic bears that out. I monitored all Tweets mentioning the CTA that night, and here I’ve grabbed screen caps on the most interesting. So we get to relive our partying through Twitter.

Looking for strange CTA stories about your New Year's Eve trek

It seems like Halloween night is one of the stranger nights to experience on the CTA, with lots of drunk people acting out in bizarre costumes. But New’s Year’s Eve usually comes in a close second — lots of drunk people acting out, some in costume, most not. And the CTA usually makes it easy... Read more »