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  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fare hike for Metra riders next year?

    Fare hike for Metra riders next year?
    Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today. Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...
  • Third level OK'd for parking garage near Metra station in Geneva

    Third level OK'd for parking garage near Metra station in Geneva
    After a long wait, Geneva commuters will finally have a third level on the parking deck adjacent to the Metra train station. The City Council on Monday approved a $4.48 million contract with Walsh Construction, of Chicago, to build the third tier, which...
  • Emanuel says transit report written by 'propeller heads'

    Emanuel says transit report written by 'propeller heads'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a state task force report that called for one mega mass transit agency combining the CTA, Metra and PACE as written by "propeller heads." The characterization came today when the mayor was asked if the single transit...
  • CTA survey: How satisfied are you?

    CTA survey: How satisfied are you?
    How satisfied are CTA riders with their commute? The CTA is trying to answer that question by surveying nearly 84,000 riders this spring. Last week, the CTA started emailing a 44-question survey about ridership habits and service amenities to about 80,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • American Airlines should pay taxes

    Municipalities and other local governments, including Cook County, collect sales taxes to pay for the services they provide to the individuals and companies that live and do business in their communities. That’s the purpose of sales tax collection....
  • Mass transit task force report advocates new board, elimination of RTA

    Mass transit task force report advocates new board, elimination of RTA
    A task force formed by Gov. Pat Quinn in the wake of last year's Metra controversy signed off this morning on a plan to reshape oversight of the Chicago area's transit agencies. The plan calls for consolidating Metra, CTA and Pace under one "single...
  • Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements

    Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements
    A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements. Launching a...