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Chicago Transit Authority Doing Little To Improve

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago officials talk--and so far it's mostly a lot of talk--about the need to shape up the CTA in time for the city to possibly host the 2016 Olymp...

Public Rips CTA Fare Hike

Chi-Town Daily News | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About 100 transit riders and advocates for the low-income and disabled turned out last night during the Chicago Transit Authority's public hearing on ...

CTA Riders Get Chance To Have Budget Input

Chi-Town Daily News | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Transit riders can voice opinions on proposed fare increases tomorrow night during the Chicago Transit Authority's public hearing on its 2009 budget. ...

Free Public Transit Rides For Low-Income Disabled

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 10/24 "Misunderstandings on how to apply for a free rides program for disabled riders has resulted in a number of applications being rejected...

Blue Line Shutdown

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA Blue Line service will be temporarily shut down this weekend between the Belmont and Montrose stations while workers conduct rail repairs, the Chi...

Chicago's Olympic Problem

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

Would you be willing to give up use of a prized lane on the Kennedy Expressway and South Lake Shore Drive for two weeks to help Chicago win the 2016 O...

New CTA Brown Line Already Showing Signs Of Age

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA officials must be hoping that Brown Line riders hurrying to catch their trains won't pay too much attention to spots where corners were cut at reb...

Blue Line Suspensions This Weekend

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA rail service on the Blue Line will be suspended between the Irving Park and Belmont stations from 9 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Monday for rail repai...

Chicago Public Transit Nation's Most Expensive: Survey

Chi-Town Daily News | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A transit watchdog group says Chicagoans pay more to ride public transit than residents of other major cities, and that proposed 2009 fare increases w...

Train Lines Rerouted

Chi-Town Daily News | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Planned weekend installation of two new signal and train control systems in the Loop means Brown, Pink, Orange and Green line riders will cope with re...

CTA Offering Email Alerts

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA customers will soon be able to sign up to receive e-mail alerts about service disruptions caused by emergencies, equipment problems or routine con...

CTA Fare Increase

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA plans to boost fares to as much as $2.25, eliminate the bonus for Chicago Card users and hike the price of a 30-day pass to $90 on Jan. 1 unde...

Aldermen Grill CTA Over Public Say

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago aldermen today blasted the lack of public involvement in how transit projects are selected, calling on the region's transit leaders to speed u...

Tweet, Tweet: CTA Twitter Launches

CTA Tattler | Dan O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today is the launch of a new Web site, CTA Tweet, an unofficial Twitter tracker for the Chicago Transit Authority. We also started a series of Twitter...

State Senate Restores Transit Funds, Gov. Must Approve

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than $37 million to help pay for free rides on Chicago area mass transit is hanging in political limbo. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich cut the...

Blagojevich Installs Former Aide On CTA Board

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich named his former deputy governor to the Chicago Transit Authority board Wednesday. From Greg Hinz in Crain's Chicago Business: ...

The CTA's Digital Upgrade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority is planning a series of technological upgrades designed to increase revenue and improve service. Buses will be getting ...

Blue Line Delays

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Southbound CTA Blue Line trains are running late this morning because of a damaged rail. Trains are being forced to run on a single track between the ...

What Would You Ask The CTA President?

CTA Tattler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA Tattler is holding its second "Coffee with Ron" this weekend, and again I'm soliciting your questions to ask him. The first coffee in March featu...

'Standing Room' Cars Begin On Brown Line Today

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

Starting with this afternoon's rush hour, the CTA will begin testing reduced-seating rail cars on the Brown Line -- cars that are designed to squeeze ...

CTA Bus Driver Pulled Knife On Rider: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A CTA bus driver has been relieved of her duties as police investigate a rider's claim that the driver pulled a knife on him and refused to let him of...

CTA Holding Public Meetings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA is holding four public meetings starting today to hear from riders about how it can better serve them. From the Tribune: The first meeting w...

CTA Loop Signaling Project Year Behind Schedule

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA is running 377 days behind schedule on its project to modernize train signals in the Loop, Chris Bushell, CTA manager of power and way, told t...

Blago Fires At CTA, Vows To Replace Board

NBC 5 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich slammed CTA leadership today, accusing the agency of being dishonest to the public, and "scaring" the General Assembly into pass...

Daley: Blame Blagojevich For CTA Problems

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the CTA is forced to raise fares in 2009 for the first time in three years, blame Gov. Blagojevich. Mayor Daley didn't come right out and say that...