02/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Public Foots Bill For CTA Traffic Tickets

Chicago Transit Authority buses were photographed blowing through red traffic signals almost 1,200 times last year, while the drivers of Pace buses, paratransit vehicles and van pools racked up more than 100 red-light-running citations in 2008, according to the agencies.
Under a new CTA policy, the agency is paying the $100 fine for each red-light violation instead of requiring bus drivers who broke the law to hand over the cash.

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