| Dec 26, 2012
The CTA is winding down its program to clean and repair stations across the system—but it's not exactly a clean sweep.
When CTA president Forrest Claypool and Mayor Emanuel announced the Renew Crew program in September 2011, Claypool promised...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The second CTA fare hike in five years and a controversial plan that eliminates at least a dozen bus routes to free up money to add service on more crowded buses and trains were the focus of a public hearing Monday night on the CTA’s proposed 2013...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:06 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:46 AM
Ashland Avenue will get a dedicated center bus lane in each direction for express bus service between 95th Street and Irving Park Road, the CTA and Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce today.
This is the first step in bringing bus rapid transit, service...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Every year around this time, the CTA stars in a high-budget film called "Will there be service cuts and fare hikes next year?"
This year's theme involves CTA president Forrest Claypool and union leaders negotiating over changes to decades-old work rules...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:57 AM
The CTA signed a tentative labor contract Monday with its largest union, producing millions in savings that the agency's financial experts were analyzing into the night before a decision is made to table possible fare hikes next year, officials said.
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Going Public has long been an advocate of using 30-day passes to pay for unlimited CTA rides instead of paying per ride because the unlimited passes were such a great deal. Apparently the deal was too good.
The CTA proposed Tuesday to hike the cost of...
| Nov 14, 2012
Remarks Wednesday by Bears Placekicker Robbie Gould drew scrutiny once again to Soldier Field's soggy sod. When was the last time we wrote about the topic? At Wednesday’s Tribune Page One meeting, Associate Managing Editor / Sports Michael Kellams...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:08 AM
CTA officials abruptly postponed the scheduled noon release of the transit agency's 2013 budget today, citing progress in negotiations with its unions on possible savings of millions of dollars.
CTA president Forrest Claypool was participating in...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:57 AM
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin is jumping into the fund dispute that has stymied the Regional Transportation Authority board.
Expressing concerns raised by suburban officials, Cronin is questioning why the CTA has been the nearly sole...