| Jun 23, 2013
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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:09 PM
If 706 rail cars with center-facing seats are 706 too many for some CTA riders who hate being squeezed from both sides and having their view of the city replaced by the paunch of standing passengers, well, 714 of the same cars doesn’t have any...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...