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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...

Daley: Don't Blame City For Blowing $153M Federal Transportation Grant

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

Mayor Daley said today he tried to salvage $153 million in federal funding awarded to Chicago to create 10.2 miles of "bus rapid transit" service, but...

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...

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...

Daley, Fresh Off His "Cuckoo" Hit, Tours Chicago With Other One Word Snaps

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Boose

Daley and his team have been so excited regarding the praise of his ballyhooed one-worded comeback that they've taken similar approaches with other Chicago figures.

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...

No CTA Fare Hike ... For Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the face of a nearly $70 million budget shortfall, the Chicago Transit Authority is laying off 80 employees but not raising fares or reducing servi...

CTA Paying City To Pump Fuel It Owns

Chicago Sun-Times | Thomas Frisbie, Tim Novak, Mark J. Konkol and Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA is facing a financial squeeze bad enough that agency president Ron Huberman has warned that fare hikes might need to be imposed next year. Bu...