CTA Board OKs Deal For Nearly 850 New Rail CarsThe CTA's board Wednesday approved the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, giving the contract to a Chinese rail manufacturer that has promised to build a final assembly plant on the city's Far South Side.
Quinn Taps Fitzgerald, Former CTA Chair For Transit Reform PanelGov. Pat Quinn has appointed former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald and former CTA Board chair Carole Brown to a panel tasked with recommending reforms for the Chicago area's public transit agencies, in the wake of patronage allegations at Metra.
Quinn's Nominee To CTA Board Steps Down Amid ControversyA south suburban political powerbroker who was appointed to the CTA board by Gov. Pat Quinn earlier this year has withdrawn his nomination, amid a controversy that had become the focus of the Democratic primary race for governor.
Daley Slams Quinn's CTA Board Pick, Won't Discuss Daley Family PatronageDemocratic candidate for governor Bill Daley continued his attack on incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn to rescind his controversial pick for the CTA board, but ducked questions about patronage hiring under his brother and father, both former mayors.
CTA OKs Price Hikes For Passes, Exempts O'Hare Workers From Blue Line SurchargeWhen low-paid part-time employees from O'Hare International Airport complained loud and long that a $5 fare for Blue Line rides leaving the airport was too much, someone listened.
CTA To Test Bus Service On Part Of 31st StreetThe 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.
CTA Set To Vote On Contentious Budget PlanThe Chicago Transit Authority board is expected to vote Tuesday to approve a budget that holds the line on fares and service for six months -- but cold pack a punch down the line.
Pay For The CTA Directly With Your Debit Card?The Chicago Transit Authority is looking to try a high-tech method to make paying for your commute a little easier, without exact change or disposable fare cards.