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  • Gun hearing focuses on mass transit

    Gun hearing focuses on mass transit
    State lawmakers met for the second time this week to talk about issues surrounding legislation that would allow people to carry guns outside the home, with much of the focus on today’s hearing about whether passengers should be allowed to bring guns...
  • CTA proposes second terminal for 95th Street stop

    CTA proposes second terminal for 95th Street stop
    The CTA is proposing creating a second terminal to connect to the 95th Street Red Line stop. The agency has proposed building a new terminal south of 95th Street that would connect to the current stop by a pedestrian bridge across 95th Street. The CTA...
  • CTA president: $3 ticket a 'voluntary payment'

    CTA president: $3 ticket a 'voluntary payment'
    CTA President Forrest Claypool on Wednesday called a proposed cost increase for single-ride rail tickets "a voluntary payment." The CTA is proposing hiking the cost of single-ride train tickets from $2.25 to $3 when the agency rolls out its Ventra...
  • CTA expands ex-offender apprentice program

    CTA expands ex-offender apprentice program
    Michael Russell, 38, was serving a prison sentence for selling crack-cocaine when he got a break in 2010: He started working at the CTA through a work-release program. Russell, who lives in Auburn Gresham after being released from prison last year,...
  • CTA banking on extra Ventra cash

    CTA banking on extra Ventra cash
    The CTA will receive a cash infusion of at least a half-million dollars a year that won't come from the farebox, and some of it will be paid by customers who are hit by fees from the new Ventra prepaid debit card. The transit agency's Ventra fare system...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...