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CTA Pass Fare Hike Begins Monday

Posted 01.13.2013 | Chicago

Penny-pinching CTA riders, it's time to stock up: on Monday, the agency's controversial pass hike goes into effect, increasing the price of some passe...

Dramatic CTA Multi-Day Pass Fare Hike Approved

Posted 12.19.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority voted Tuesday to approve its $1.39 billion 2013 budget that included sweeping fare hikes on a wide swath of the agency's...

CTA's 'Decrowding' Plan Debuts To Mixed Reviews

Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago

On the first weekday since the Chicago Transit Authority implemented its new "de-crowding" initiative -- which includes the elimination of 12 of the c...

Huge Brown Line Reboot Error Costs CTA Extra $6 Million

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Patrick Rehkamp/BGA, with Pam Zekman/CBS2 | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago

This story is courtesy of the ...

Rahm Urges Critics Of CTA Pass Hike To Drive Instead

Posted 11.27.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday addressed the CTA's recently announced pass fare hike, urging riders unhappy with the price increase to simply co...

CTA Unveils Dramatic Multi-Day Fare Hikes In New Budget

Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority on Tuesday unveiled a new budget that, while not increasing single-ride fares, will drastically increase multi-day fares...

CTA's Holiday Train Begins 2012 Run Thursday

Posted 11.16.2012 | Chicago

It's time to party! The CTA's holiday train is turning 21 this year -- and on Friday, the agency released its schedule for this year's festive run. ...

PHOTOS: New CTA Rail Cars Hit The Red Line

Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago

Love them or hate them, the CTA's new "5000-style" rail cars are reportedly here to stay and, on Monday, they made their debut on the agency's busiest...

A Love Letter

Margaret Hicks | Posted 10.29.2012 | Chicago
Margaret Hicks

Dear CTA card. I've been thinking about you a little bit and I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you. See, I noticed your expiration date is approaching. December 15, 2012. I'm real sad.

CTA To Add Rail Service, Cut 12 Bus Routes

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.22.2012 | Chicago

Tumbling into a fellow commuter’s arms or accidentally stomping another CTA train rider’s foot could become a bit less frequent by the end of the ...

CTA Groupon Deal Goes Live, Offers Discounted 3-Day Passes

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

Groupon on Monday unveiled a long-awaited daily deal that's sure to sell out not long after its debut: Vastly-discounted Chicago Transit Authority thr...

CTA To Close Red Line's South Side Branch for 5 Months

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Monday that its entire South Side Red Line branch -- from the Cermak-Chinatown 22nd Street station to the 95th...

CTA Ridership Reaches 20-Year High

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority on Tuesday announced that its annual ridership in 2011 was up 3 percent over the previous year -- the largest one-year b...

Police: Woman Threw Rubbing Alcohol At CTA Bus Driver

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago woman was arrested Friday after hurling rubbing alcohol at a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver in the midst of an argument over her refus...

PHOTOS: CTA's Holiday Train Turns 20

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

Just in case you're still reeling from your Santa Claus fantasy being crushed by a certain local news anchor, the Chicago Transit Authority is offerin...

Cities And Schools, Struggling For Revenue, Get Creative With Ad Space

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON and ROBERT RAY | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

CHICAGO — Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and...

Occupy Chicago, Unions Protest CTA Budget In Hearing

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

A large crowd, including a number of Occupy Chicago protesters, turned out Thursday evening for the final of three public hearings on the Chicago Tran...

PHOTOS: CTA Unveils New 5000-Series Rail Cars

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

The first of 706 new CTA cars made their debut on the Pink Line Wednesday and were met with mixed reactions from Chicagoans. The new cars--the fir...

WATCH: City, State To Invest $1 Billion In Red Line Renovations

Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

A $646 million state capital investment grant announced Thursday will be combined with other state, local and federal funds to invest $1 billion in re...

Gay Couple Claims They Were Kicked Off CTA Bus For Kissing

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: A gay couple is considering filing complaints against CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) after ...

CTA Launches Facebook, Twitter Accounts

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority launched a Facebook and Twitter page Tuesday morning, the latest in a series of moves to update the technology that conn...

CTA Cutting 200 Jobs To Save $22 Million

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

The CTA announced Monday that they will be cutting over 200 positions in order to "drive efficiencies" for the deficit-plagued agency in advance of th...

Take The Bus: City Employees Ordered To Use Public Transportation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago

City employees will be required to take public transportation to meetings and assignments during the work day or explain why not, under a strict new m...

Teen Stabbed During CTA Red Line Altercation

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

A teenage girl was listed in good condition Thursday after being stabbed in the shoulder on the CTA Red Line as the train approached the Sox-35th stop...

Transit 2020: An Immodest Proposal For The CTA

Gapers Block | Ramsin Canon | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

Outside of the persistent problem of slack capital spending, Chicago rapid transit currently suffers from two major physical problems. The El leaves a...