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  • CTA says Ventra working more quickly on buses

    CTA says Ventra working more quickly on buses
    CTA bus passengers using Ventra cards are boarding and paying their fares much more quickly since recently completed software upgrades that have reduced the need for riders to repeatedly tap the cards on reader boxes, the transit agency reported today....
  • Audit light on numbers finds Ventra no cash drain on CTA

    Audit light on numbers finds Ventra no cash drain on CTA
    The CTA has seen no financial damage from uncollected revenue related to the glitchy Ventra fare-payment system, according to a cursory audit released Wednesday that contained no numbers to support its root claim. Michael Zumach, an auditor for the...
  • Dillard camp questions whether Rauner is 'true Republican'

    Dillard camp questions whether Rauner is 'true Republican'
    In one of the most comprehensive campaign criticisms leveled in the early Republican primary season for governor, the running mate of state Sen. Kirk Dillard assailed rival Bruce Rauner's wealth and connections and questioned whether he was a "true...
  • CTA reports $10.1 million deficit, vows no service cuts or price hikes

    CTA reports $10.1 million deficit, vows no service cuts or price hikes
    Just months after assuring riders that the CTA had financially steadied the ship for years to come, the transit agency reported Wednesday that it is sailing into a $10.1 million deficit for 2013 that could grow even larger by year's end. The budget...
  • CTA's Ventra-related job cuts expected to save $13 million a year

    CTA's Ventra-related job cuts expected to save $13 million a year
    As many as 70 nonunion CTA employees could lose their jobs in two months under a reorganization prompted largely by the new Ventra fare system, officials said Wednesday. The cutbacks were announced as the CTA wrestles with ways to close a $10.1...
  • More than 60 workers could lose jobs under CTA reorganization

    More than 60 workers could lose jobs under CTA reorganization
    More than 60 non-union CTA employees could lose their jobs before Thanksgiving under a staffing reorganization approved Wednesday that is aimed at saving $13 million annually, officials said. The cutbacks were announced as the CTA wrestles with ways...
  • Leaving Ventra card in wallet can lead to glitch, riders report

    Leaving Ventra card in wallet can lead to glitch, riders report
    South Loop resident Dylan Oakes, 20, said he was surprised this week when he tapped his wallet against the Ventra card reader and was charged $5 for his CTA ride since he has a prepaid university pass through Columbia College. Instead of reading his U-...
  • Personal debit cards that double as Ventra cards can't be registered yet

    Personal debit cards that double as Ventra cards can't be registered yet
    CTA riders trying to use their personal debit and credit cards as fare cards won't be able to register their cards until sometime this fall, the agency said Monday. That means these riders can't manage their accounts online and need to stay vigilant...
  • Some companies slow to adopt Ventra

    Some companies slow to adopt Ventra
    As the CTA prepares to fully transition to Ventra, some companies are slow to adopt the controversial new fare system. Walgreens, which sells CTA cards, is not currently selling Ventra cards at any of its stores. "We anticipate installing the...
  • CTA riders report getting dozens of Ventra cards in mail

    CTA riders report getting dozens of Ventra cards in mail
    Chantal Sudbrack moved from Chicago to Cleveland four years ago and now only visits this city to see her family four to five times a year. The next time she comes to Chicago, she'll have a variety of ways to pay for transit. This past weekend, she...
  • My advice: Wait to move to Ventra ... if you can

    My advice: Wait to move to Ventra ... if you can
    Good news, CTA riders, you can stop worrying about hurrying to transition to Ventra, the CTA's new fare payment system. The CTA'a announcement Wednesday that it has brought back options for users of the old fare card system has bought you some time. CTA...