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  • CTA and CPD leaders speak against adverse pension ruling

    On March 11, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the lawsuits challenging SB 1: the 2013 legislation that reformed the pension systems of state and university employees and teachers outside the city of Chicago. This lawsuit has...
  • How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?

     How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?
    Given a choice, a transit agency would rather deal with the challenges of ridership growth than a decline, and the Chicago Transit Authority faces the mixed blessing of both — with the added threat of $105 million in state funding cuts to the CTA...
  • CTA chief: Rauner's proposed cuts worse than first thought

    CTA chief: Rauner's proposed cuts worse than first thought
    The impact of Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts on the CTA is even worse than the $105 million hit that the transit agency originally projected, CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday. CTA finance officials are meeting with the Regional...
  • Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A series of add-...
  • Service resumes after 'wintry mix' causes major CTA delays

    Service resumes after 'wintry mix' causes major CTA delays
    Ice and snow glazed tracks and stopped trains on the CTA's Green, Pink and Yellow lines Tuesday morning, causing major delays through the morning rush, agency officials said. Full service was restored on all three lines by about 11 a.m., the CTA said....
  • Officials gear up behind later Purple Line Express service

    Officials gear up behind later Purple Line Express service
    Evanston officials are already talking about assembling a large group to greet a Chicago Transit Authority train when the agency kicks off a six-week pilot program June 1, testing interest in an additional evening round-trip Purple Line Express train...
  • Cops: Man tries to drive off parking garage in suicide attempt

    Cops: Man tries to drive off parking garage in suicide attempt
    A man was seriously injured Tuesday when he tried to drive off the top floor of a parking garage along the CTA Red Line in an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said. Around 5 a.m., the man drove his gray Nissan toward the brick wall surrounding...
  • CTA: More than 1,000 apply to test Ventra app

    CTA: More than 1,000 apply to test Ventra app
    More than 1,000 Chicago area transit riders applied for 100 spots to test the forthcoming Ventra app that is supposed to allow riders with smartphones to easily buy Ventra passes and avoid lines at rail station vending machines. The CTA is reviewing the...
  • Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line. "We had a...
  • An open mic that also has an open heart

    An open mic that also has an open heart
    People don't go to Heartland Cafe for its looks. The venue sits behind a modest, ranch-style fence alongside the Morse stop on the CTA Red Line. Stroll through the general store and mosey past the Buffalo Bar to find a quaint diner, decorated with...
  • CTA begins weekend reroutes on Brown Line

    CTA begins weekend reroutes on Brown Line
    Starting this weekend, the CTA will reroute Brown Line trains onto Red Line tracks during 13 weekends this year so work can be done to fix Brown Line track, according to the transit agency. Rerouting Brown Line trains shouldn't affect Red Line service,...