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  • CTA completes switch to Ventra today

    CTA completes switch to Ventra today
    Old transit fare cards won’t buy rides on the CTA and Pace starting today with the completion of a sometimes grueling 10-month transition to the new Ventra fare-collection system. Starting Tuesday, bus customers will be required to pay fares...
  • Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar

    Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar
    First it was Rod Blagojevich who sent free rides soaring on the Chicago area's transit system, and now the lingering effects of the Great Recession are keeping the numbers high, experts say. The former governor's gift of free rides to all Illinois...
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency. But perhaps just as important as his political...
  • Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship

    Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday. Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...
  • Metra needs to modernize its payment system

    In the story about the Kennedy work this past weekend, it was reported that Metra conductors did not check for tickets because of the crowded cars, nor apparently did they collect fares. It is difficult to comprehend that Metra does not have an...
  • CTA: New rail cars expected in 2019

    CTA: New rail cars expected in 2019
    The first of more than 800 new rail cars will begin showing up on CTA train lines in 2019, according to an announcement Wednesday that pushes back the agency’s already-delayed next-generation train. The revised plan to spend more than $1 billion...
  • CTA, Pace start next Ventra phase-in this weekend

    CTA, Pace start next Ventra phase-in this weekend
    CTA and Pace riders who haven’t yet switched to the new Ventra fare-payment system are approaching the end of the line, as the transit agencies will no longer accept either version of the Chicago Card or offer customers the option to reload any...
  • Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms

    Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms
    As lawmakers held their first hearing today on recommendations from the special mass transit task force created in the aftermath of the controversy at Metra, the state's top watchdog urged them to move swiftly on reforms. Ricardo Meza, the state's...
  • End is nigh for old CTA, Pace cards

    End is nigh for old CTA, Pace cards
    Almost 9 out of 10 CTA trips are now paid for using the Ventra fare system, but with the first of three deadlines looming this week for riders who haven't yet made the switch, breaking up with the old fare cards can be hard to do. On Pace, which is also...
  • DuPage chairman: CTA labor, pension costs a drag on regional transit system

    DuPage chairman: CTA labor, pension costs a drag on regional transit system
    DuPage County Board chairman Dan Cronin told a business lunch crowd in Chicago on Tuesday that the CTA’s labor and employee pension costs are creating a huge drag on the entire region’s public transit system, although he offered no specific...
  • CTA: Stroller complaints down

    CTA: Stroller complaints down
    The CTA is making progress cracking down on strollers that take up space in priority seating on buses, CTA president Forrest Claypool said today. Stroller complaints were down 60 percent in the six months after the CTA introduced an information campaign...
  • Pace buses to connect CTA train stops and Brookfield Zoo

    Pace buses to connect CTA train stops and Brookfield Zoo
    Pace is launching weekend bus routes that will carry riders from CTA train stations to Brookfield Zoo, the agency announced Wednesday. Starting Memorial Day, one route will connect passengers to the zoo from the Harlem/Lake Station on CTA's Green Line...