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  • CTA boss wavers on Ventra at hearing

    CTA boss wavers on Ventra at hearing
    CTA President Forrest Claypool on Monday appeared to alternate between playing the roles of an impartial party as well as a pitchman for the new Ventra transit card's controversial prepaid debit-account program. Claypool told state officials at a public...
  • CTA fare drama: Here we go again

    CTA fare drama: Here we go again
    Every year around this time, the CTA stars in a high-budget film called "Will there be service cuts and fare hikes next year?" This year's theme involves CTA president Forrest Claypool and union leaders negotiating over changes to decades-old work rules...
  • CTA labor deal may avert fare hikes

    CTA labor deal may avert fare hikes
    The CTA signed a tentative labor contract Monday with its largest union, producing millions in savings that the agency's financial experts were analyzing into the night before a decision is made to table possible fare hikes next year, officials said. CTA...
  • CTA fare news: What you need to know

    CTA fare news: What you need to know
    Going Public has long been an advocate of using 30-day passes to pay for unlimited CTA rides instead of paying per ride because the unlimited passes were such a great deal. Apparently the deal was too good. The CTA proposed Tuesday to hike the cost of...
  • TURF WAR! When did the Chicago Tribune write about Soldier Field sod, and what happened?

    TURF WAR! When did the Chicago Tribune write about Soldier Field sod, and what happened?
    Remarks Wednesday by Bears Placekicker Robbie Gould drew scrutiny once again to Soldier Field's soggy sod. When was the last time we wrote about the topic? At Wednesday’s Tribune Page One meeting, Associate Managing Editor / Sports Michael Kellams...
  • CTA cites union talks for budget delay

    CTA cites union talks for budget delay
    CTA officials abruptly postponed the scheduled noon release of the transit agency's 2013 budget today, citing progress in negotiations with its unions on possible savings of millions of dollars.   CTA president Forrest Claypool was participating in...
  • DuPage chief joins RTA dispute

    DuPage chief joins RTA dispute
    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin is jumping into the fund dispute that has stymied the Regional Transportation Authority board. Expressing concerns raised by suburban officials, Cronin is questioning why the CTA has been the nearly sole...
  • CTA to improve Brown, Purple Line tracks

    CTA to improve Brown, Purple Line tracks
    Some Brown and Purple line riders will see relief from slow zones after work begins next year on a $66 million project to repair track between the Merchandise Mart and Armitage, CTA president Forrest Claypool and Mayor Emanuel announced Tuesday. The...
  • CTA banking on extra Ventra cash

    CTA banking on extra Ventra cash
    The CTA will receive a cash infusion of at least a half-million dollars a year that won't come from the farebox, and some of it will be paid by customers who are hit by fees from the new Ventra prepaid debit card. The transit agency's Ventra fare system...
  • CTA proposes second terminal for 95th Street stop

    CTA proposes second terminal for 95th Street stop
    The CTA is proposing creating a second terminal to connect to the 95th Street Red Line stop. The agency has proposed building a new terminal south of 95th Street that would connect to the current stop by a pedestrian bridge across 95th Street. The CTA...
  • CTA president: $3 ticket a 'voluntary payment'

    CTA president: $3 ticket a 'voluntary payment'
    CTA President Forrest Claypool on Wednesday called a proposed cost increase for single-ride rail tickets "a voluntary payment." The CTA is proposing hiking the cost of single-ride train tickets from $2.25 to $3 when the agency rolls out its Ventra...
  • CTA expands ex-offender apprentice program

    CTA expands ex-offender apprentice program
    Michael Russell, 38, was serving a prison sentence for selling crack-cocaine when he got a break in 2010: He started working at the CTA through a work-release program. Russell, who lives in Auburn Gresham after being released from prison last year,...