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Cta Service Cuts

CTA President: No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts In 2014

Posted 10.19.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: NEAR WEST SIDE — The Chicago Transit Authority president promised there won't be fare increase...

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...

CTA's 'Decrowding' Plan Debuts To Mixed Reviews

Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago

On the first weekday since the Chicago Transit Authority implemented its new "de-crowding" initiative -- which includes the elimination of 12 of the c...

Supporters Clamor To Save 'Lifeline' Lincoln Bus Route

Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

"It's Our Lifeline!" was boldly splashed across the backs of the nearly 200 supporters who filled the Chicago Transit Authority's public budget hearin...

CTA Considers Closing 5 L Stops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago commuters may need to start thinking about alternative routes if the CTA moves forward with their plan to close five L stops. The stations th...

CTA Bus Service Cuts Means Riders Move To Rail

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thousands of CTA riders frustrated by long waits and crowded buses have switched to trains since service cuts were imposed last month, new data indica...

Union To Sue CTA Over Cuts, Could Call For Strike As Early As Monday

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Labor unions at the Chicago Transit Authority responded today to management's demands for givebacks with the filing of work-rule complaints and the pr...

Rev. Jesse Jackson Meets With Laid-Off CTA Employees

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Reverend Jesse Jackson, laid off CTA workers and union representatives are meeting on the south side Wednesday about service cuts....

CTA Cuts: Union Threatens To Drive Slower In Protest

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bus union president Darrell Jefferson said today that if there's no agreement soon to restore service cuts he will ask his membership to adhere strict...

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 Service Cuts: Commuters Tell Their Stories

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city is abuzz with gripes Monday about the CTA's new service cuts. Nine express buses were eliminated, and 41 other routes had their hours trunca...

Poor Management Takes CTA to the Poorhouse

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monroe Anderson

The always broke and begging Chicago Transit Authority was so incompetently managed that it wasn't bothering to collect the money it needed.

CTA Cuts: Service To Be Reduced Starting Sunday As Union, City Cannot Agree

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thanks to an unresolved dispute between union officials and the CTA, roughly 1,000 employees will lose their jobs and service will be slashed starting...

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: No More Service Cuts This Year

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The possibility of CTA service cuts has been taken off the table for this year, transit officials said Wednesday. ...

CTA Service Cuts Possible

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Regional Transportation Authority board will be asked on Thursday to approve a new round of cuts totaling $61 million at the CTA, Metra and Pace t...

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 Facing Massive Deficit, Big Service Cuts Possible

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

The CTA says it's facing another possible doomsday. Officials said today they are looking at a likely $87 million budget shortfall this year and $155...

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...

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...