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.
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.
CTA buses and trains will no longer be rolling billboards for political campaigns or controversial policy issues, WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.
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.
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.
The CTA is about to spend $185 million to renovate more than half of its bus fleet.
Within two years, commuters will be riding new or totally rebuilt CTA buses, under a plan unveiled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday.
Some extra drivers got on the Stevenson Expressway Monday morning, but their purpose is to help relieve congestion instead of adding to traffic troubles.
The Chicago Transit Authority will receive federal aid to replace old buses and one of the biggest eyesores on its ‘L’ system.
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.
Don’t be surprised when you see Pace buses driving along the shoulder of the Stevenson Expressway this fall.
A top Regional Transportation Authority official says the agency should think twice about buying a fleet of natural gas-powered buses.
The CTA is providing extra service for both Bulls and Blackhawks fans heading to playoff games this weekend.
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.
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.