Loop Street Overhaul

What’s The Deal With Chicago’s Ripped-Up Streets?

It’s all part of a strategy to accommodate the work force of tomorrow, CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.


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With Ventra Back On The Rails, Transition To The New Fare Payment System Could Soon Resume

According to the Chicago Transit Authority, there could be a new transition schedule for the Ventra fare payment system as early as next month. This comes after the CTA set three performance standards for Cubic Transportation Systems — the company behind Ventra — back in November. As of January 1st, the CTA says Cubic has met these standards.


The CTA's new Ventra card. (CBS)

CTA: Ventra Cards Not Working On Some Buses Friday Evening

Scattered reports began to come in about 6:30 p.m. that buses on multiple routes are experiencing outages, CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said. She could not immediately provide which routes or how many buses are affected.


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New CTA Policy To End Political, Controversial Advertisements

CTA buses and trains will no longer be rolling billboards for political campaigns or controversial policy issues, WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.


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Seats For 300 New CTA Buses To Be Built In Chicago

The Emanuel Administration has awarded an $8 million contract to a local company to supply the seats for at least 300 new CTA buses that will soon replace older vehicles on the streets.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2013

Pace Bus

Pace To Increase Use Of Stevenson Expressway Shoulder

More Pace buses will be riding the shoulders of I-55 by next summer — and could possibly be taking riders between the Loop and southwest suburbs middays, and on specials to White Sox and Bears games.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Spend $185 Million To Renovate Buses

The CTA is about to spend $185 million to renovate more than half of its bus fleet.


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CTA To Revamp Its Entire Fleet Of Buses

Within two years, commuters will be riding new or totally rebuilt CTA buses, under a plan unveiled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday.


Pace Begins Test Runs For Bus Routes On Stevenson

Some extra drivers got on the Stevenson Expressway Monday morning, but their purpose is to help relieve congestion instead of adding to traffic troubles.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Receive Grant To Upgrade Wilson ‘L’ Stop

The Chicago Transit Authority will receive federal aid to replace old buses and one of the biggest eyesores on its ‘L’ system.

WBBM Newsradio–10/13/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Analysis: Absent Employees Making For Long Delays On CTA

Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool says the agency is doing what it can to end the rampant employee absenteeism that can lead to long waits for passengers.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

New Law Allows Buses To Drive In I-55 Shoulder

Don’t be surprised when you see Pace buses driving along the shoulder of the Stevenson Expressway this fall.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

RTA Official Doubts Natural Gas-Powered Bus Proposal

A top Regional Transportation Authority official says the agency should think twice about buying a fleet of natural gas-powered buses.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Run Extra Service For Bulls, Blackhawks Fans Heading To Playoffs

The CTA is providing extra service for both Bulls and Blackhawks fans heading to playoff games this weekend.


Mass Transit Planned For Elgin-O’Hare Extension

Planning continues to extend the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to the western edge of the expanded O’Hare International Airport, and mass transit is a component.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Bus Exhaust

Aldermen Want Hearings On Excessive Bus Idling

Two Chicago Aldermen on Wednesday called for hearings into why the city has not been enforcing an environmental ordinance designed to limit the time buses and trucks sit idling.

WBBM Newsradio–12/08/2010