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  • Fare hikes, elimination of bus routes focus of CTA budget hearing

    Fare hikes, elimination of bus routes focus of CTA budget hearing
    The second CTA fare hike in five years and a controversial plan that eliminates at least a dozen bus routes to free up money to add service on more crowded buses and trains were the focus of a public hearing Monday night on the CTA’s proposed 2013...
  • Card users spared Blue Line O'Hare fare hike -- for now

    Card users spared Blue Line O'Hare fare hike -- for now
    After rejecting the tearful pleas and angry demands of CTA bus riders to restore routes that were slashed this week, the transit agency’s board on Tuesday approved a big break for commuters who work at O’Hare International Airport. But the...
  • RTA 2013 budget delayed

    RTA 2013 budget delayed
    Concerns raised over how the CTA will pay off debt service on up to $1 billion in bonds delayed approval on Wednesday of the RTA 2013 budget for the CTA, Metra and Pace. The issue arose at the last minute over language in the CTA's five-year capital...
  • CTA's Renew Crew wraps up debut run

    CTA's Renew Crew wraps up debut run
    The CTA is winding down its program to clean and repair stations across the system—but it's not exactly a clean sweep. When CTA president Forrest Claypool and Mayor Emanuel announced the Renew Crew program in September 2011, Claypool promised...
  • Riders, CTA to blame for rush-hour boarding mess

    Riders, CTA to blame for rush-hour boarding mess
    The Tribune reported this morning on a memo circulated by a high-ranking CTA official that said trains should not linger at stations waiting for riders to board. The CTA has since discredited the memo, which was written after CTA President Forrest...
  • CTA: Train Tracker displays coming to all stations

    CTA: Train Tracker displays coming to all stations
    Each CTA station should have a train tracker display within a year, CTA president Forrest Claypool said Wednesday. It is the CTA's goal to put a digital display that features Train Tracker and CTA notifications in 143 stations in the next year, CTA...
  • CTA expands Red Line project to battle slow zones

    CTA expands Red Line project to battle slow zones
    With service disruptions already delaying commuters this summer on the CTA Red Line north branch due to emergency facelifts on seven of the rail system’s most dilapidated stations, transit officials today expanded the project by adding $15 million...
  • CTA closer to restoring some bus service to 31st Street

    CTA closer to restoring some bus service to 31st Street
    The CTA took an “incremental step’’ today toward restoring bus service that was eliminated 15 years ago along 31st Street on the Southwest Side due to dwindling ridership. But members of multiple Chicago communities where the population...
  • CTA head says labor talks not going smoothly

    CTA head says labor talks not going smoothly
    Negotiations aimed at reaching agreement on a new CTA labor contract aren't going smoothly, and it's largely because the bus drivers union is now headed by outsiders, CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday. The CTA union representing more than 5,...
  • 145 'L' stops. No bathroom breaks.

    145 'L' stops. No bathroom breaks.
    Some riders find taking a CTA train just a few stops to work every day a challenge because of slow zones and crowds. Imagine taking the train to 145 stops in one day. Last week, Going Public did just that by completing the "L" Challenge--consecutively...
  • CTA plan could work--if done right

    CTA plan could work--if done right
    The CTA plan that would reduce service on low ridership routes and add service on high ridership routes starting in December could speed rider commutes--if it's done right. There's no question that there are some areas on the rail system that could use...