| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:59 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:45 AM
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.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:17 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:02 AM
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,...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:40 AM
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-...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:17 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:43 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2012
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...