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CTA New Year's Eve Penny Rides Return

Posted 12.19.2013 | Chicago

A beer company, again, will be to thank for the CTA's buses and trains being free of charge this New Year's Eve. From 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 u...

CTA Readies Riders For Red Line Branch Shutdown

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

As the Chicago Transit Authority prepares to pull the plug on the south branch of the Red Line until October, the agency is rolling out plans that wil...

CPS Students Get Free Rides To First Day Of Classes

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public School students likely have lots of worries when they head off to their first day of class, but thanks to the Chicago Transit Authority...

In Budget Crisis, Free Rides For Seniors Could Go

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Late in his administration, seeking support from a vital constituency, Governor Rod Blagojevich pushed through a measure allowing all senior citizens,...

CTA Free Rides For Seniors: Senate Votes 57-0 To Restrict Free Rides By Income

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to significantly curb the free rides for seniors program, but aides to Gov. Pat Quinn indicated he ...

CTA Free Rides For Seniors May Still Get Scaled Back In New Bill

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Free rides for senior citizens on buses and trains would be scaled back significantly and transit systems throughout Illinois would net millions dolla...

Senate Rejects Bill To Limit Free Rides For Seniors

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Regardless of their income, senior citizens can continue riding Chicago-area mass transit for free after the state Senate Wednesday preserved what a G...

State House Passes Bill To End Free Rides For Many Seniors

The Capitol Fax Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House has overhwelmingly passed a bill to get rid of free rides for all seniors, regardless of income. 83 members voted "Yes." If the bill becomes...

Free Rides For Seniors Survives Threat Of Scale-Back

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A proposal to cut free bus and train rides for seniors crashed and burned today in the statehouse. Lawmakers say they will not move forward with plans...

House Committee Approves Ending Free Rides For Seniors

State Journal-Register | DOUG FINKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A House committee voted today to curtail free transit rides for seniors in Illinois....

Quinn Open To Ending Automatic Free Rides For Seniors

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn indicated today he supports eliminating the blanket free-ride program for seniors on Chicago area mass transit in favor of a plan that...

Legislator Seeks To Limit CTA's Free Rides For Seniors

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Legislature is considering putting restrictions on the free rides on public transportation now being offered seniors. A ...

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...

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...