Chicago's top transit news of 2015

From the Ventra app launch to ride-hailing companies getting the green light to pick up and deliver passengers at the local airports, there was no shortage of news on the planes, trains and automobile front in Chicago this year.  

Some of the news was not so great. Consider: The CTA Yellow Line embankment collapse that halted service to the line between Chicago and the northern 'burbs for more than 5 months. Or the Kennedy Expressway topping the list of the nation's most congested highways.

Other developments made life a little bit easier. That included the launch of the much-anticipated Ventra app, allowing riders to load money, buy passes and, in some cases, use their mobile device as a ticket, as well as CTA's underground subways getting access to 4G wireless service. And Divvy expanded this year, with a kickoff announcement in March that t 176 stations nd 1,750 bikes would be added across Chicago's neighborhoods.

And the CTA let us all keep a little green in our wallets: Officials announced tere would be no fare hikes in 2016. 

Click the photo above and scroll through the gallery for a closer look at the top 7 stories of 2015.

Rianne Coale
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