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CTA Locked In Gas Prices At High Rate 66% Above Market

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY WISNIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA took a big bet on fuel prices this year, and so far is losing big. The transit agency, facing a budget shortfall of $242 million, is paying $...

CTA May Cut Jobs As Budget Tightens

Chi-Town Daily News | ADRIAN G. URIBARRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA employees could lose their jobs if the agency's board approves an ordinance Wednesday authorizing workforce reductions. The ordinance is intended ...

CTA Mum on New Polk Street Red Line Entrance

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

The recommissioned Polk Street entrance is a wonderful new convenience for South Loop transit riders. Too bad the CTA doesn't feel like telling them about it.

Richard Rodriguez: City Aviation Chief Reportedly Becoming CTA Head

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Inside sources report that Chicago Aviation Commissioner Richard Rodriguez has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Ron Huberman as president o...

Why Daley Is Wrong to Move Huberman

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Chicagoans, especially those growing numbers who ride the CTA to work and to school every day, recognize how rotten this decision is.

Who Stole the 'L' Stop at Washington/State?

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

It may be the biggest heist in Chicago history, folks, and it's right under our noses. Or our feet, anyway.

What Should Be On Illinois' Transportation Projects Wish List?

Chicago Tribune | John McCarron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[T]he Illinois congressional delegation is pulling together a wish list of public works projects to be part of the $800 billion stimulus package sough...

CTA Unveils Digital Train Arrival Time Displays

Chicago Public Radio | Mike Rhee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Riders on the Chicago Transit Authority might have a better idea of when trains are going to arrive. That's because of new digital displays the agency...

CTA, Pace Fares Increase Thursday

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fares on Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains are going up on January first. So are fees on routes operated by Pace suburban bus system. ...

CTA Improves Emergency Measures (WATCH)

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There should be no feeling of deja vu the next time the Chicago Transit Authority is forced to evacuate train riders from subways, transit officials ...

CTA Holiday Train Brings Food To Needy

Chi-Town Daily News | Megan Cottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's the CTA Holiday train, the tremendously decorated, music playing beacon of holiday spirit that rides the rails this time of year. The train isn'...

Region Could Get Up To $675 Million For Transit From Obama Administration

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Regional Transportation Authority is hoping to get as much as $675 million from the Obama Administration early next year for a variety of capital ...

CTA Ridership Highest Since 1992

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

High gas prices and free rides offered to senior citizens propelled CTA ridership so far in 2008 to its highest level in 16 years, officials said toda...

CTA Slow Zones Reduced

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA trains are chugging along at up to 55 m.p.h. on long segments of the rail lines for the first time in years thanks to slow-zone repairs that will ...

CTA to Eject Rush-Hour Riders?

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

The CTA remains adamant that its continuous-rider policy is not aimed at homeless people. But the hypocrisy behind the agency's policy is brutally evident.

CTA Buses Unsafe: Union

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA has cut 29 percent of its mechanics in the last 13 years, and the union claims those cuts means unsafe buses are on the roads. "There's not e...

Renovated Brown Line Station Opens This Weekend

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A little more than a year after it closed for renovation as part of the CTA's rehabbing of the Brown Line, the Irving Park Brown Line station will reo...

CTA Unveils Hybrid Buses (VIDEO)

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA unveiled new hybrid buses today that plug into an electrical outlet at night and run on battery power for most of the day. The transit agenc...

CTA To Heat Bus Shelters With Ad Revenue

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Advertisements in bus shelters are usually only a visual experience, but now, CTA commuters will have the ads to thank for free heat too. Stove Top S...

CTA Rerouting Buses For Thanksgiving Day Parade

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In preparation for Thursday's 75th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Chicago Transit Authority will make temporary changes to some of its bus routes...

CTA's Holiday Homeless Harassment

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

For a public agency in Chicago to threaten to throw homeless people out onto freezing streets in far-flung corners of the city without as much as caring whether they have the means to get to a shelter is unnecessary and cruel in equal measure.

CTA To Begin Accepting 'Smart' Credit Cards

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a society addicted to buying on credit, the Chicago Transit Authority is hoping to cash in big time. A "smart" version of those credit cards and ...

CTA Bringing Back 'Grand Theft Auto' Ads

Chicago Tribune | Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About six months after the Chicago Transit Authority pulled advertisements for the violent and popular gangland video game "Grand Theft Auto IV," ads ...

Chicago Transit Authority Asks Congress For Aid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority along with leaders from 10 other transit agencies pleaded with Congress for help Tuesday as long-term financing deals wi...

Chicago Selling Train Station Naming Rights: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The cash-strapped Chicago Transit Authority is in talks to follow the lead of stadiums and skyscrapers across the country, Jon Hilkevitch reports in ...