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  • Ventra aims for shorter board times on buses

    Ventra aims for shorter board times on buses
    Ventra, the CTA's new fare payment system, has seen "improvement in nearly every performance area since Nov. 5," but "much more progress [is] required," according to a progress report the CTA released today, its first since the agency slowed its...
  • CTA solicits feedback on why some riders have not switched to Ventra

    CTA solicits feedback on why some riders have not switched to Ventra
    The CTA has sent questionnaires to riders still using their Chicago Card Plus cards to solicit feedback on why they have not switched to Ventra, the CTA's controversial new fare payment system. The questionnaires, which ask participants if they have...
  • CTA says Ventra working more quickly on buses

    CTA says Ventra working more quickly on buses
    CTA bus passengers using Ventra cards are boarding and paying their fares much more quickly since recently completed software upgrades that have reduced the need for riders to repeatedly tap the cards on reader boxes, the transit agency reported today....
  • Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system

    Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday. At the same time, the...
  • Union chief: Operator of CTA train that crashed 'might have dozed off'

    Union chief: Operator of CTA train that crashed 'might have dozed off'
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • Audit light on numbers finds Ventra no cash drain on CTA

    Audit light on numbers finds Ventra no cash drain on CTA
    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...
  • Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA

    Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time. New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
  • Emanuel lists transit priorities

    Emanuel lists transit priorities
    Extending the Red Line, developing a bus rapid transit program and encouraging businesses to invest in transit upgrades are among Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's top transit priorities, according to a 72-page transition report he released today. Emanuel's...
  • CTA rehires laid off rail car cleaners

    CTA rehires laid off rail car cleaners
    The last 25 CTA rail car cleaners who were laid off last year will return to work this month under an agreement announced Thursday that also extends an apprenticeship program to give a second chance to convicted criminals released from prison. The...
  • CTA removes all new rail cars as precaution

    CTA removes all new rail cars as precaution
    All of the CTA's new rail cars have been pulled from service as a safety precaution pending the outcome of testing after inspections turned up multiple irregularities in the appearance of steel wheel components, transit officials said today.   It means...