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RTA Concerned With New Fees For CTA Riders Under Ventra System

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

The head of the Regional Transportation Authority this week became the latest in a long line of those expressing concern with new fees associated with...

CTA Ridership Reaches 20-Year High

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority on Tuesday announced that its annual ridership in 2011 was up 3 percent over the previous year -- the largest one-year b...

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 Chief Discloses Agency Deficit, Hints At 'Hard Decisions' Ahead

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

According to comments made Tuesday by its chief Forrest Claypool, the Chicago Transit Authority is on the brink of a $277 million projected budget def...

Metra Proposes Nearly 30 Percent Fare Hike

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

Facing a daunting budget deficit, Metra's board on Friday heard a proposal to increase fares for their passengers by approximately 28 percent on avera...

PHOTOS: Posse Of Pants-Free Commuters Take Over CTA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While nudity isn't an everyday occurrence on the CTA, it certainly happens from time to time--usually to the dismay of riders and CTA employees alike....

CTA Fares Could Be Paid Using Smart Phones

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You can use a mobile phone for just about anything these days, and now the folks at the Chicago Transit Authority are hoping to save some money by all...

Poll Shows Growing Desire For Public Transportation In The Suburbs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a city where parking costs a bundle, parking tickets seem to come in twos and traffic is jammed around the clock, it isn't surprising that many res...

Metra Train Hits, Kills Woman And Baby Goddaughter

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A woman and her 1-year-old goddaughter were killed after a Metra train struck them as they crossed the tracks with family Saturday morning in north su...

Big Cash Infusion Could Ease Chicago's Snarling Train Traffic

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- When a train screeches to a halt in Chicago, freight and passenger trains from as far away as Baltimore or Los Angeles are sometimes f...

South Side Group Lobbies For CTA Gold Line Out Of Olympics

Chicago Tribune | Richard Wronski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Transit riders already have a choice of Red, Green, Blue, Brown, Orange, Yellow, Pink and Purple Lines, but a coalition of South Side activists also w...

Train Travel Increasing: Chicago May Be Hub Of Rail Boom

AP | Joan Lowy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON - After half a century as more of a curiosity than a convenience, passenger trains are getting back on track in some parts of the country. ...

Stimulus Bringing High-Speed Rail To Chicago

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

After a decade of quiet tinkering around the margins, the dream of making Chicago the center of a high-speed rail network finally is taking real shape...

Seatless L Cars Coming In October

WBBM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you're a regular CTA commuter, you know that some trains and buses are so crowded, they are standing room only by the time you get on. Now the CTA...

CTA Weekend Closures

CTA Tattler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The O'Hare Blue Line branch will be shut down between Irving Park and Jefferson Park from 9 pm Friday will 3 am Monday. Slow zone work, of course. Shu...

CTA Brown Line Running Again After Fire

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Brown Line is running on schedule again after a small track fire briefly shut down service on parts of the North Side line around 8:50 a.m. Tuesda...