Mary Wisniewski

Columnist Chicago TribuneWriter

Mary Wisniewski is the transportation reporter and Getting Around columnist for the Chicago Tribune. She joined the Tribune in 2016 after stints as a general news reporter at Reuters and transportation reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She has won numerous journalism awards, including a 2010 Lisagor for a story on the city’s cab business. A Chicago-area native, she played with model trains as a kid. Her biography of writer Nelson Algren is scheduled to be published in October by Chicago Review Press.

Recent Articles

  • Any CTA fare hike could hurt ridership, advocates say

    Any CTA fare hike could hurt ridership, advocates say

    It looks likely that the CTA will include a fare hike in its proposed budget next week to make up for a loss in state funding. It’s unknown what an increase might look like — if it would be for all types of rides, or rail only, or for regular fares but not passes. But any rate hike carries the...

  • CTA should raise fares to balance budget: RTA boss

    CTA should raise fares to balance budget: RTA boss

    In what could be a sign that a CTA fare hike is likely, the head of the Regional Transportation Authority warned the transit agency that it should join Metra and Pace in raising 2018 fares — or risk massive service cuts. Leanne Redden, executive director of the state agency that oversees the three...

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