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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 launches stroller campaign

    CTA launches stroller campaign
    The CTA today launched its campaign about stroller use on buses, reminding riders that priority seating is intended for the elderly and riders with disabilities. "Open strollers may be parked in this area if these seats are not in use, but must be moved...
  • CTA: Companies 'enthusiastic' about partnership for Red, Purple Line projects

    CTA: Companies 'enthusiastic' about partnership for Red, Purple Line projects
    The CTA is receiving strong and enthusiastic feedback from the private sector about investing in two mega-projects along the Red and Purple lines that the transit agency could not afford to undertake on its own for many years, CTA President Forrest...
  • Chicago company to manufacture CTA bus seats

    Chicago company to manufacture CTA bus seats
    Humboldt Park company Freedman Seating will be producing seats for the CTA's upcoming order of more than 300 buses, Mayor Emanuel and CTA president Forrest Claypool announced Wednesday. The fabric-covered seats are expected to be lighter in weight...
  • Would bus plan eat up parking?

    Would bus plan eat up parking?
    No final designs have been unveiled, but some already are raising concerns about potential options for express bus service along Ashland and Western avenues. The CTA is evaluating four designs that could remove car traveling lanes, parking lanes, center...
  • 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...