| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:57 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:47 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:18 PM
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.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:17 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 1:18 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:55 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:51 AM
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,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:20 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:39 AM
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...