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Survey: CTA Leaves Low-Income Chicagoans Behind With Ventra

The Chicago Transit Authority’s transition to Ventra may — after a series of early hiccups — have finally started to work for the majority of CTA riders, but there’s one group Ventra does not seem to be benefiting: low-income Chicagoans.

08/21/2014

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More Cops Will Patrol Parks, Transit System To Curb Summer Violence

The partnership between police, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Park District is part of what the city is calling the Summer Surge initiative.

04/30/2014

Commuters wait on a snow-covered platform for an L train in the Wicker Park neighborhood on February 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. About six inches of snow fell on the city overnight marking the 34th day of measurable snow this season, well above the 18-day average. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Harsh Winter Takes A Toll On CTA, Pace Budgets

The polar vortex has blown a hole in the CTA and Pace budgets, but neither agency is pushing the panic button yet.

03/17/2014

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Guide To Chicago’s Public Transportation

Getting around the city can be difficult due to the traffic, winding roads and constant construction. Let go of the stress and take advantage of the many different options for public transportation in Chicago.

03/01/2014

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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.

01/13/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts On CTA, Metra In 2014

Chicago transit riders will get a break next year as the CTA said Friday that it will not raise fares or cut service.

10/18/2013

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BGA: Overhaul Transit Boards To Change ‘Culture Of Corruption’

A government watchdog group said Wednesday that the resignations of two Regional Transportation Authority board members this week pointed to larger, troubling issues for the Chicago area’s transit agencies.

WBBM Newsradio–08/07/2013

Conceptual rendering of a CTA "Bus Rapid Transit" station at Ashland and Chicago avenues. (Credit: CTA)

Ashland To Get CTA’s First ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ Route

A 16-mile stretch of Ashland Avenue will be the city’s first target for bus rapid transit, with a plan for high-speed buses from 95th Street to Irving Park Road announced Friday at a cost of about $10 million per mile.

04/19/2013

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CTA, Transit Union Oppose Concealed Carry On Public Buses, Trains

If gun owners are allowed to ride the CTA armed, its union leaders want to arm transit personnel to the teeth, also, but the union says allowing commuters to carry guns on buses and trains would be “disastrous.”

WBBM Newsradio–02/22/2013

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Install More Cameras On Trains

The Chicago Transit Authority is hoping to catch more crime on camera.

02/11/2013

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5 Hurt When Car, CTA Bus Collide On Southwest Side

Five people were hospitalized earlier Saturday when a Chicago Transit Authority bus and a car were involved in an accident on Kedzie Avenue, in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA Seeks Artists To Enhance Red Line Stops

The Chicago Transit Authority has launched a search for artists who will spruce up and bring some expression to seven Red Line stops along the north lakefront.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

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CTA Going Ahead With Plan To Bolster Some Routes, Cut Others

Despite reservations voiced by several riders, and concerns from several board members, the CTA’s board voted Wednesday to approve service changes that will add service on six rapid transit and 48 bus routes, but eliminate all or portions of up to 26 bus routes.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA Picks Contract For Red Line Work; 30 Percent To Go To Minority, Women-Owned Firms

The Chicago Transit Authority has selected a contractor to handle the massive rehabilitation project for the South Red Line, and the firm will subcontract about 30 percent of the work to minority- and women-owned businesses.

09/12/2012

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CTA Riders Slam CTA Plans To Ease Crowding At Public Hearing

The CTA’s plan to ease crowding at the cost of all or portions of 26 bus routes ran into heavy opposition Tuesday night at the only public hearing on the proposed changes.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2012

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Neighbors Fight CTA’s Plan To Cut Most Of Lincoln Avenue Bus Route

Some neighbors are furious at a plan by the Chicago Transit Authority that would the No. 11 Lincoln Avenue bus from Lincoln Square to Lincoln Park.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

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CTA Aims To Cut Some Bus Routes, Increase Service On Others

The Chicago Transit Authority is planning to add service on its most congested bus and ‘L’ lines, but 12 routes with low ridership are set to get the axe.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Red Line Train

Thorndale Red Line Stop To Close For Renovations

The Chicago Transit Authority is set to close the Thorndale Red Line ‘L’ station Friday night, as part of its program to give facelifts to seven stops along the North Side leg of the line.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Riders Complain About Trains Bunching Up

CTA riders are beginning to complain about trains bunching up, especially during rush hours. The transit agency is trying to respond.

WBBM Newsradio–08/13/2012

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CTA To Test Bus Service On Part Of 31st Street

The Chicago Transit Authority will test bus service on a portion of 31st Street for the first time in 15 years, beginning next month – but the line won’t go to the lakefront as activists have hoped.

08/08/2012

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