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  • Confusion, frustration greet new reduced-fare transit cards

    Confusion, frustration greet new reduced-fare transit cards
    As free rides on CTA, Metra and Pace end for most senior citizens in less than a week, transit officials today offered help, apologies and encouragement about how to use new reduced-fare cards. The new process will be a chore to get started, but resuming...
  • CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations

    CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations
    Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations. Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
  • 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...
  • A look into our story about "CTA overtime in overdrive"

    A look into our story about "CTA overtime in overdrive"
    After months of wrangling over data, it wasn't until Dec. 23 that CTA officials dropped a bombshell to finally explain why their figure for overtime paid to employees was millions of dollars lower than the number the Tribune arrived at by analyzing the...
  • CTA approves 'facelift' for 7 Red Line stations

    CTA approves 'facelift' for 7 Red Line stations
    Seven of the most shabby, leaky and all-around deplorable rail stations on the CTA Red Line north branch are in store for a “$57.4 million face lift’’ starting this summer and running through early next year, under a contract the CTA...
  • CTA to auction off unused supplies to raise cash

    CTA to auction off unused supplies to raise cash
    Once meant for public trains and buses, the untouched heaters, rod ends and spools of copper wire have instead collected dust for years at the Chicago Transit Authority's main warehouse. But a cleanup is under way. As part of the initiative to cut costs...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Absent CTA workers force riders to wait

    Absent CTA workers force riders to wait
    The odds of experiencing a bad commute on the CTA are greater on Mondays and Fridays and during the run-up to rush periods, all because of canceled buses and trains, a Tribune examination of performance data has found. The worst month for canceled runs...
  • What's driving CTA delays?

    What's driving CTA delays?
    The culprit isn’t always a horrible traffic jam when CTA customers wait 45 minutes for the next bus to arrive. Such gaps in service are often due to an individual bus run, or even two runs in a row, being cancelled. The No. 1 reason behind...