| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2013
Marie Drake was already displeased Sunday morning when she boarded a free shuttle bus near the 63rd Street Red Line station. The Chicago Transit Authority, she said, hadn’t done enough to explain the five-month shutdown of the Red Line’s Dan...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Commuting on the South Side changed fundamentally Monday. Yet at the same time, nothing changed.
CTA Red Line trains were absent from the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway for the first weekday since the south branch opened almost 44 years ago, except...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The CTA will waive a $5 fee for customers who obtain the new Ventra transit card in 2013 and it also will eliminate or reduce some of the controversial service charges related to the optional Ventra debit MasterCard account, officials said Friday.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:57 PM
As the CTA prepares to fully transition to Ventra, some companies are slow to adopt the controversial new fare system.
Walgreens, which sells CTA cards, is not currently selling Ventra cards at any of its stores.
"We anticipate installing the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Chantal Sudbrack moved from Chicago to Cleveland four years ago and now only visits this city to see her family four to five times a year.
The next time she comes to Chicago, she'll have a variety of ways to pay for transit.
This past weekend, she...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Good news, CTA riders, you can stop worrying about hurrying to transition to Ventra, the CTA's new fare payment system. The CTA'a announcement Wednesday that it has brought back options for users of the old fare card system has bought you some time.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:58 PM
No fare hikes or doomsday scenarios are in store next year for riders on the CTA, Metra and Pace.
The three transit agencies released proposed 2014 budgets this week that freeze fares and promise the same service levels in effect this year.
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Thousands of commuters will board the CTA Red Line along the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven’t experienced in decades: zero slow zones.