| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
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....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:32 PM
The CTA is making headway against an absenteeism problem that costs tens of millions of dollars a year, transit officials said Tuesday, pointing to the work ethic of employees like Jarouen Ellis as part of the long-term solution.
Ellis, a CTA bus driver...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:25 PM
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.
| 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
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...