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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Trespassing on CTA tracks dips 17 percent

    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks, but it marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year that transit officials on Friday attributed to a new safety campaign. A year before the CTA "Stay off the...
  • CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks

    CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks
    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks — but that marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year, transit officials said Friday. They attribute the decrease to a new safety campaign.   A year...