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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Seniors on the Go: Visiting a U.S. city? Go transit

    Seniors on the Go: Visiting a U.S. city? Go transit
    If your spring and summer travel plans include a big city, presumably you don't need or even want a rented car, and you probably don't want to pay for taxis everywhere you go. So check the transit options. Fortunately, transit systems in many big cities...
  • Task force: Create superagency for transit

    Task force: Create superagency for transit
    In what would be the biggest reshaping of the Chicago region’s bus and train system in 30 years, a Public Transit Task Force is recommending abolishing the Regional Transportation Authority and the boards of the CTA, Metra and Pace in favor of a new...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • RTA approves funds for Rosemont station study

    RTA approves funds for Rosemont station study
    The Rosemont Blue Line stop, which claims one of the CTA's fastest-growing riderships, may be getting more amenities. The Regional Transportation Authority, the funding arm for CTA, Metra and Pace, approved funding for a $250,000 study of how to improve...
  • Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years

    Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years
    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan was a “prominent participant” in patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years, recommending dozens of people for jobs, a new report has found. Madigan had the power to recommend individuals for...
  • Eugene Schlickman, 1929-2014

     Eugene Schlickman, 1929-2014
    Eugene Schlickman didn't hesitate to reach across the political aisle to get work done. In fact, he made a point of it, his son Steve said. An eight-term Republican state representative from Arlington Heights, Mr. Schlickman, 84, died of heart failure...