| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:14 AM
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.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:25 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:57 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:54 AM
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-...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:52 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Sharon Eckersall, who served three terms as Evanston Township assessor and was due to retake the office next year, was found dead in her home today.
Police are investigating the death but said there was no immediate indication of foul play.
| Mar 18, 2013
The Chicago Transit Authority soon will launch a new fare-payment system that affects almost every CTA and Pace rider, although transit officials have yet to fully explain how it will work.
Poor communications with customers is something the CTA has...
| Mar 25, 2013
Springlike weather is arriving late this year, but it's shaping up to be a long, hot summer for the Chicago Transit Authority.
CTA President Forrest Claypool and his team will manage two difficult projects that are already unpopular with many riders...
| Aug 15, 2013
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.