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  • 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 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 construction nearing on Red Line tracks

    CTA construction nearing on Red Line tracks
    Attention south Red Line riders: CTA officials issued a reminder today that there are just 87 days left of normal service before you will need to make alternate plans for five months. On May 19, the CTA is planning to cut service to the nine southern-...
  • CTA approves purchase of 8 more aisle-facing rail cars

    CTA approves purchase of 8 more aisle-facing rail cars
    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...
  • Emanuel spends scofflaw cash on cops, kids

    Emanuel spends scofflaw cash on cops, kids
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he'll use an expected haul of $8.5 million from “deadbeats and cheaters” who owe City Hall money to pay for more police and summer programs for children. Chicago has collected $5.2 million in outstanding debt...
  • Emanuel announces new way to clean CTA stations

    Emanuel announces new way to clean CTA stations
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today that he says will allow the city to more efficiently clean and repair Chicago Transit Authority train stations. Teams of city workers and private contractors will work together, moving from station to station...
  • Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers

    Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll. Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
  • CTA installing electronic bus timing signs

    CTA installing electronic bus timing signs
    The Chicago Transit Authority has started installing electronic signs at bus shelters to inform riders when the next bus will arrive. The CTA hopes to have the LED signs in place at 150 of the busiest bus shelters by March. The work is being done under a...
  • Runaway overtime spending at CTA

    Runaway overtime spending at CTA
    Working for a public agency with a runaway overtime problem, CTA veteran Jackie Hubbard logged an average of 34 hours of OT on top of each 40-hour week, according to payroll records. "Some people at CTA are picky about the type of work they do and the...