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State Budget Cuts Could Mean CTA, Metra Fare Hikes

Posted 07.25.2013 | Chicago

Riders on CTA, Metra and Pace public transit in the Chicago area could be facing a new round of fare hikes after the Illinois General Assembly slashed...

CTA Board Concerned With New Ventra Fees, OKs Them Anyway

Posted 03.14.2013 | Chicago

Despite some board members having lingering questions about how exactly it will work, the Chicago Transit Authority on Wednesday unanimously approved ...

CTA Ventra Critics Say Price Plan Will Hurt The Poor

Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago

As the start date for the Chicago Transit Authority's new Ventra payment system nears, critics are questioning whether several of the plan's strategie...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CTA Budget Woes: No Fare Hikes For 2011, More Dunkin Donuts And Ad Space

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

A CTA fare hike will not factor into transit President Forrest Claypool’s strategy to balance the $102.7 million shortfall in state funding this yea...

CTA Cuts 54 Jobs, Saves $15 Million; No Word On Fare Hikes

Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

Forrest Claypool, the newly appointed president of the Chicago Transit Authority, isn't wasting much time in cutting costs at the cash-strapped agency...

CTA Cuts: Tribune Editorial Says Unions, Riders Must Make Concessions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn's deal not to raise fares has left the CTA with few options to balance its budget. He was looking ahead to the election and listening to co...

CTA Fare Hike: Trains To Be $3 Per Ride, Buses Up 25 Cents

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority is proposing to increase bus and train fares under its 2010 budget that will be unveiled today to help close a projected...

Daley: Scrap Free CTA Rides For Seniors To Aid Budget Crunch

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA's plan to cut service dramatically and raise fares as high as $3 for express bus and rapid transit service is "very, very ugly," but so is the...

Deal In The Works To Avoid CTA Fare Hike

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

Transit officials and Gov. Pat Quinn have reached agreement on a deal that will avoid a threatened Chicago Transit Authority fare hike, both in 2010 a...

New CTA Chairman: Fare Hikes, Service Cuts Possible

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

Soon-to-be CTA Board Chairman Terry Peterson said today he "can't take anything off the table" -- including the possibility of fare hikes, service cut...

CTA Fare Hike Won't End Free Rides For Seniors

CBS 2 | Kristyn Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senior citizens are still riding the CTA for free. This, despite more than one thousand threatened CTA lay-offs, service reductions, and dramatic fare...

Dan Hynes' Tax Plan Would Shield Illinois Legislature, Governor From Tax Hike and Other Campaign News

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

If Hynes ultimately were to become governor and enact his plan, the entire Illinois governing class would be exempt from an Illinois income tax increase. Oops.

CTA Agrees To Hold Off Fare Hikes, But Cuts Still Likely

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Transit Authority officials agreed today to not raise fares for two years in return for limited state help that won't be enough to avoid servi...

CTA Fare Hikes A Last Resort: Daley

Chicago Public Radio | Mike Rhee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fare hikes on the Chicago Transit Authority appear even less likely after some comments made by Mayor Richard Daley Thursday....

CTA's New Budget Fix Would Avoid Fare Hikes And Service Cuts

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

The Chicago Transit Authority is floating a plan to close a $155-million budget hole without raising fares, cutting service or boosting the size of it...

CTA Says Fare Increases May Be Coming

Crain's Chicago Business | Meghan Streit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority on Wednesday floated budget cuts and fare hikes, among other cost-saving measures, in an attempt to close the agency's $...

CTA Facing Another Budget Crisis: Report

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sinking economy is driving Chicago-area mass-transit agencies into the ground, according to new data marking a quick return to budget crises. The...

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 Approves 2009 Fare Hike

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

CTA riders will see higher fares with the new year: The transit agency board this afternoon approved fare hikes for 2009 but at a lower level than ori...