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Forrest Claypool

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  • McCormick Place Green Line opening delayed to early 2015: city

    McCormick Place Green Line opening delayed to early 2015: city
    CTA riders won't be getting a new Green Line stop for the holidays. The city has pushed back the targeted open date for the new Green Line stop by McCormick Place to early next year, said Pete Scales, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of...
  • CTA budget hearing tonight: Fight over CTA No. 11 Lincoln bus

    CTA budget hearing tonight: Fight over CTA No. 11 Lincoln bus
    After years of contentious budget hearings about proposed service cuts, increases in the prices of unlimited ride passes and the rocky transition to the Ventra fare payment system, the looming public hearing for the CTA’s 2015 budget should be...
  • The Chicago Transit Authority's budget 'turnaround'

    The Chicago Transit Authority's budget 'turnaround'
    For the second year in a row, the CTA's public budget hearing was mostly not about the budget. Most of those in attendance Monday night came to plead for the restoration of the No. 11 bus service along Lincoln Avenue on the North Side. Last year's...
  • Lakeview residents vote: CTA hasn't 'sufficiently justified' Belmont flyover

    Lakeview residents vote: CTA hasn't 'sufficiently justified' Belmont flyover
    The CTA has not "sufficiently justified" the need for a controversial $320 million flyover near the Belmont station to reduce train traffic at the busy stop, Chicago voters decided Tuesday at the ballot box. The planned flyover would reconfigure the...
  • CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides

    CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides
    The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials announced Wednesday. Newly implemented rail station...
  • CTA: No fare hikes in 2015

    CTA: No fare hikes in 2015
    CTA riders will not have to pay more in fares next year, but they will see an increase in rail service during rush hour, according to the transit agency's proposed 2015 budget released early Monday. The freezing of fares is good news for riders who...
  • No CTA fare hike, 'slight' service increase in 2015

     No CTA fare hike, 'slight' service increase in 2015
    The CTA will freeze fares for the second straight year in 2015 and offer a slight increase in Blue and Orange line service aimed at easing crowding, under a proposed $1.44 billion budget that will be unveiled Monday. The spending plan, which will take...
  • CTA California Blue Line stop opens to fanfare

    CTA California Blue Line stop opens to fanfare
    The California Blue Line station in Logan Square opened to fanfare Thursday as riders returned to a stop they said looked brighter and cleaner and smelled better. The station reopened at 1 a.m. There were LED lights and new furniture on the platform,...
  • Move afoot to let smartphones pay transit fares

    Move afoot to let smartphones pay transit fares
    Smartphones would work like "virtual Ventra cards'' under a $2.5 million plan presented Wednesday to quickly knit together a regionwide mobile transit fare-payment system. The proposed Ventra smartphone app is far from the simple, universal fare plan...
  • CTA hirings and dismissals

    This week’s story by Tribune reporters Alex Richards and Jon Hilkevitch (“CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool’s watch,” News, Oct. 14) briefly mentions the more than 1,000 new, good-paying union positions the CTA has...
  • Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February

    Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February
    Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in February on...