| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Every year around this time, the CTA stars in a high-budget film called "Will there be service cuts and fare hikes next year?"
This year's theme involves CTA president Forrest Claypool and union leaders negotiating over changes to decades-old work rules...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:57 AM
The CTA signed a tentative labor contract Monday with its largest union, producing millions in savings that the agency's financial experts were analyzing into the night before a decision is made to table possible fare hikes next year, officials said.
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Going Public has long been an advocate of using 30-day passes to pay for unlimited CTA rides instead of paying per ride because the unlimited passes were such a great deal. Apparently the deal was too good.
The CTA proposed Tuesday to hike the cost of...
| Nov 25, 2012
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked ™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist.
Dear Gov. Pat Quinn:
Your posse, like every good posse, needs a "no" person — a man or woman deputized to speak...
| Nov 26, 2012
Major events are circled on the Getting Around transportation calendar as 2012 crosses over into 2013, and the first big one is scheduled to take effect by Friday, when drivers flock back to Lower Wacker Drive.
The reopening of the complete stretch of...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a message Monday for CTA riders upset about upcoming fare hikes: they’re not really fare increases, public transit remains a bargain and commuters can “make that choice” about whether to drive or take buses and...
| Nov 14, 2012
Remarks Wednesday by Bears Placekicker Robbie Gould drew scrutiny once again to Soldier Field's soggy sod. When was the last time we wrote about the topic? At Wednesday’s Tribune Page One meeting, Associate Managing Editor / Sports Michael Kellams...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:08 AM
CTA officials abruptly postponed the scheduled noon release of the transit agency's 2013 budget today, citing progress in negotiations with its unions on possible savings of millions of dollars.
CTA president Forrest Claypool was participating in...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:57 AM
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin is jumping into the fund dispute that has stymied the Regional Transportation Authority board.
Expressing concerns raised by suburban officials, Cronin is questioning why the CTA has been the nearly sole...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Chicago leaders sent the word out to CTA riders and criminals alike Monday that all 143 rail stations are now equipped with multiple security cameras. …...