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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CTA boss wavers on Ventra at hearing

    CTA boss wavers on Ventra at hearing
    CTA President Forrest Claypool on Monday appeared to alternate between playing the roles of an impartial party as well as a pitchman for the new Ventra transit card's controversial prepaid debit-account program. Claypool told state officials at a public...