Did You Know?

The Chicago region’s current hub-and-spoke transit system leaves nearly half a million Cook County residents stranded in transit deserts.

Waiting on the platform? Find out when your train is coming!

It’s the same internal debate every time I wait for transit: When is the train/bus coming? Is it faster to wait or walk?

Making a decision may be easier now that Clever Commute has come to Chicago. As the Chicago Tribune reports, Clever Commute lets people sign up to receive e-mails or texts from other transit riders on the status of their train or bus.

It looks like parts of the website are still in progress for bus routes, but it does have options for the El and Metra. You can also check out the CTA Tattler blog, run by local transit advocates.