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  • Would bus plan eat up parking?

    Would bus plan eat up parking?
    No final designs have been unveiled, but some already are raising concerns about potential options for express bus service along Ashland and Western avenues. The CTA is evaluating four designs that could remove car traveling lanes, parking lanes, center...
  • CTA addresses causes for some delays

    CTA addresses causes for some delays
    Why is my bus bunching? Why is my train running express? What is this equipment problem? The CTA is addressing questions like these in a new post on its Web site called "Why things go wrong." The post, which went live on transitchicago.com Tuesday,...
  • Rail stations, bus shelters to see more trackers

    Rail stations, bus shelters to see more trackers
    The CTA board on Friday approved the installation of 50 digital signs displaying bus and train tracking information outside rail stations across the system. The panels are expected to be installed this summer to the tune of $2.6 million, the CTA said....
  • CTA penny ride program back tonight for New Year's Eve

    CTA penny ride program back tonight for New Year's Eve
    The CTA, which is hiking the price of fare passes by as much as 74 percent in 2013, is offering a New Year's Eve toast to riders by giving free rides for six hours starting late tonight. MillerCoors is the first corporate sponsor of the annual CTA penny...
  • Card users spared Blue Line O'Hare fare hike -- for now

    Card users spared Blue Line O'Hare fare hike -- for now
    After rejecting the tearful pleas and angry demands of CTA bus riders to restore routes that were slashed this week, the transit agency’s board on Tuesday approved a big break for commuters who work at O’Hare International Airport. But the...
  • RTA 2013 budget delayed

    RTA 2013 budget delayed
    Concerns raised over how the CTA will pay off debt service on up to $1 billion in bonds delayed approval on Wednesday of the RTA 2013 budget for the CTA, Metra and Pace. The issue arose at the last minute over language in the CTA's five-year capital...
  • CTA's Renew Crew wraps up debut run

    CTA's Renew Crew wraps up debut run
    The CTA is winding down its program to clean and repair stations across the system—but it's not exactly a clean sweep. When CTA president Forrest Claypool and Mayor Emanuel announced the Renew Crew program in September 2011, Claypool promised...
  • Fare hikes, elimination of bus routes focus of CTA budget hearing

    Fare hikes, elimination of bus routes focus of CTA budget hearing
    The second CTA fare hike in five years and a controversial plan that eliminates at least a dozen bus routes to free up money to add service on more crowded buses and trains were the focus of a public hearing Monday night on the CTA’s proposed 2013...
  • CTA launches stroller campaign

    CTA launches stroller campaign
    The CTA today launched its campaign about stroller use on buses, reminding riders that priority seating is intended for the elderly and riders with disabilities. "Open strollers may be parked in this area if these seats are not in use, but must be moved...
  • Changes follow criticism of CTA's Ventra card plan

    Changes follow criticism of CTA's Ventra card plan
    The CTA will waive a $5 fee for customers who obtain the new Ventra transit card in 2013 and it also will eliminate or reduce some of the controversial service charges related to the optional Ventra debit MasterCard account, officials said Friday. The...
  • CTA officials, riders prepare for Red Line work

    CTA officials, riders prepare for Red Line work
    Marie Drake was already displeased Sunday morning when she boarded a free shuttle bus near the 63rd Street Red Line station. The Chicago Transit Authority, she said, hadn’t done enough to explain the five-month shutdown of the Red Line’s Dan...
  • 'So far, so good' on first weekday of Red Line shutdown

    'So far, so good' on first weekday of Red Line shutdown
    Commuting on the South Side changed fundamentally Monday. Yet at the same time, nothing changed. CTA Red Line trains were absent from the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway for the first weekday since the south branch opened almost 44 years ago, except...