| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Q: I own a hybrid and I drive Interstate 95. How can I register to receive a decal to drive in the express lanes? Glad to hear the express lanes are coming north into Broward County.
Bev Baran, Coconut Creek
You can register for the 95 Express decal...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
FlexJobs has released its list of Top Companies for Remote Jobs, and many companies with local operations are on the list.
But then, that doesn't matter if you're working from home.
The top 10 companies offering work-at-home or telecommuting jobs are:...
| Dec 2, 2013
After experiencing problems both activating his Ventra card and loading value onto it from his Discover card and then being double-charged for some fares, CTA rider Barry Finkel began to wonder how susceptible his new transit account is to hacking.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:59 PM
If you shopped at Weis Markets last weekend and thought you were seeing double when you reviewed your credit card or debit card statement, you were right.
For several hours last Saturday, a problem with the grocery chain's payments processor resulted in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Paying bills electronically sounds so foolproof. You have no checks to write, no need for envelopes and stamps, and no late-night drives to an out-of-the-way post office to drop a bill in the mail to avoid late fees.
But that doesn't mean the service...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The CTA and Pace on Monday will make their big rollout of a next-generation fare-payment system while beginning to phase out transit cards that have provided many years of dependable service but are showing signs of age.
Through early next year, the...
| Aug 5, 2013
If given the option, would you pay $2.25 or $3 to ride a CTA train?
It's not a silly question. As the CTA moves to the Ventra regional transit fare-payment system — starting Monday among some university students — the agency will temporarily...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The CTA will waive a $5 fee for customers who obtain the new Ventra transit card in 2013 and it also will eliminate or reduce some of the controversial service charges related to the optional Ventra debit MasterCard account, officials said Friday.
| Aug 3, 2012
Kirk DeVore spoke about living with blindness at the regular meeting of the Sharpsburg Lions Thursday, Aug. 2.
DeVore, who was born legally blind, attended the Tennessee School for the Blind and moved to Hagerstown for a job at First Data in 1996. In...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:00 AM
CTA President Forrest Claypool on Monday appeared to alternate between playing the roles of an impartial party as well as a pitchman for the new Ventra transit card's controversial prepaid debit-account program.
Claypool told state officials at a public...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:26 AM
If the state could add $200 million a year to its coffers without raising tax rates, giving handouts to corporations, borrowing on Wall Street or begging the Feds for more cash, most people would say, "Do it!"
That's what a start-up firm from New York...