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  • 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...
  • Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace

    Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace
    CTA, 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...
  • CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch

     CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch
    Even before his first day on the job in spring 2011, CTA President Forrest Claypool said his top priority was to clean up the transit agency, in large part by sweeping out rule-breakers and employees who failed to regularly show up for work. He hasn't...
  • When will Ventra innovation arrive?

    When will Ventra innovation arrive?
    Here's an idea for next week's Chicago Ideas Week: Try to create a Chicago transit card with modern conveniences. Chicago is fast becoming known as a digital entrepreneurial hub, a place where big thinkers come to push the edges of technology. One...
  • CTA bus ridership down year-over-year for past 19 months

    CTA bus ridership down year-over-year for past 19 months
    Love is patient—unless it is waiting for a CTA bus. Just ask Crystal Carrazco. Carrazco, 22, used to take the No. 9-Ashland bus from her Ukrainian Village home to catch the No. 73-Armitage bus to her boyfriend’s place in Hermosa on the...
  • CTA president: No plans to restore Lincoln Avenue bus cut

    CTA president: No plans to restore Lincoln Avenue bus cut
    CTA president Forrest Claypool said Wednesday the agency has no plans to restore a controversial 2012 cut of Lincoln Avenue bus service despite a North Side alderman's push to have service reinstated. "We have no plans to change our previous crowding...
  • Red Line south extension draws property value concerns

     Red Line south extension draws property value concerns
    The public should play a part in deciding how the CTA will compensate property owners in the path of the future Red Line south extension, South Side religious leaders said Wednesday, a proposal transit agency officials said isn’t viable because of...
  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?
    As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains. I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...
  • CTA completes switch to Ventra today

    CTA completes switch to Ventra today
    Old transit fare cards won’t buy rides on the CTA and Pace starting today with the completion of a sometimes grueling 10-month transition to the new Ventra fare-collection system. Starting Tuesday, bus customers will be required to pay fares...
  • CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA

    CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA
    CTA efforts to reverse declining bus ridership are not being helped by the Regional Transportation Authority, which is holding back money related to the installation of special traffic signals that give buses green-light priority over other vehicles,...
  • CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones

    CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones
    The CTA is taking more steps to speed travel on the Brown Line, where one-fifth of the route was considered a slow zone last month. The agency expects to award a $42 million contract Wednesday for track work to rid the Brown Line of slow zones between...