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  • Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
  • How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?

     How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?
    Given a choice, a transit agency would rather deal with the challenges of ridership growth than a decline, and the Chicago Transit Authority faces the mixed blessing of both — with the added threat of $105 million in state funding cuts to the CTA...

    Long-awaited Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station opens

    Long-awaited Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station opens
    A roughly 2 1/2-mile gap in CTA rail service that lasted 38 years on the Near South Side was eliminated Sunday, when Green Line trains started making stops at a station on Cermak Road near State Street. The new $50 million Cermak-McCormick Place station...

    What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ

     What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ
    Blue Line service resumes Monday at the CTA's Damen stop in Wicker Park after a $13.6 million station restoration that, viewed from the brick building's exterior, provides the most accurate depiction to date of what commuters first saw 119 years ago,...

    How often do CTA officials ride the CTA?

    How often do CTA officials ride the CTA?
    If you were given an unlimited-use Ventra card for free, how often would you ride the CTA? If you're CTA board chairman Terry Peterson, the answer would be 17 times in eight months. If you're veteran CTA board member Alejandro Silva, it would be five...