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  • 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...
  • CTA, Metra, Pace: No fare hikes, service cuts next year

    CTA, Metra, Pace: No fare hikes, service cuts next year
    No fare hikes or doomsday scenarios are in store next year for riders on the CTA, Metra and Pace. The three transit agencies released proposed 2014 budgets this week that freeze fares and promise the same service levels in effect this year. The CTA...
  • South-leg Red Line commuters in for smooth ride Monday after five-month rebuild

    South-leg Red Line commuters in for smooth ride Monday after five-month rebuild
    Thousands of commuters will board the CTA Red Line along the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven’t experienced in decades: zero slow zones. Trains...
  • CTA rail system fastest in nearly two years

    CTA rail system fastest in nearly two years
    Trains run slower than 35 mph on nearly 11 percent of the CTA rail system, which is the lowest percentage the agency has posted since December 2011, according to data the CTA released Tuesday. The CTA this week reopened the Red Line south of Roosevelt...
  • Ventra to have 300 call center reps Friday

    Ventra to have 300 call center reps Friday
    Ventra will triple the number of representatives answering phones at its call center to 300 starting Friday, filling a directive from the CTA to improve customer service. The CTA voided an early October transition deadline to stop disposable card...
  • Ventra boss 'can't guess' when new fare system will work

    Ventra boss 'can't guess' when new fare system will work
    The top corporate official representing the publicly maligned Ventra fare-collection system traveled to Chicago on Tuesday to apologize for “unacceptable’’ technical and customer service problems that have cost CTA riders time and money....
  • Emanuel defends Ventra CTA rollout despite problems

    Emanuel defends Ventra CTA rollout despite problems
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended the switch to the CTA's new Ventra fare card system despite major problems with the program's rollout. Difficulties have abounded, from riders having trouble obtaining Ventra cards to getting overcharged for...
  • Ventra outage hits 60 CTA stations, results in 15,000 free rides

    Ventra outage hits 60 CTA stations, results in 15,000 free rides
    The troubled Ventra fare-payment system took another hit during the Wednesday evening rush hour when some card readers at 60 of the CTA’s 145 train stations failed, resulting in 15,000 free rides for commuters before the problem was fixed, according...
  • CTA to bill Ventra contractor up to $33,750 for card-reader outage

    CTA to bill Ventra contractor up to $33,750 for card-reader outage
    The CTA and its Ventra contractor said Thursday they still could not trace the source of a widespread computer problem during the previous evening’s rush period that knocked out 165 Ventra fare card readers at 60 rail stations, although no new...
  • GQuinn, if you had a 'no' person, he'd say 'yes' to this bit of unsolicited advice

     
    Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked ™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: Your posse, like every good posse, needs a "no" person — a man or woman deputized to speak skeptically...
  • Next stop for Metra: A pro or a politician to run agency?

    Next stop for Metra: A pro or a politician to run agency?
    Metra's board spent about 10 months screening 40 candidates during a nationwide search before selecting Los Angeles native Alex Clifford to be the commuter rail agency's CEO in February 2011. On Friday, after several months of closed-door negotiations...