CTA Board

U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald discusses his decision to resign from his position by the end of June 2012, after more than 10 years in his job. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Taps Fitzgerald, Former CTA Chair For Transit Reform Panel

Gov. 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.

08/15/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Quinn’s Nominee To CTA Board Steps Down Amid Controversy

A 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 Pat Quinn earlier this year has withdrawn his nomination, amid a controversy that had become the focus of the Democratic primary race for governor.

08/13/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Daley Slams Quinn’s CTA Board Pick, Won’t Discuss Daley Family Patronage

Democratic 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.

08/08/2013

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

CTA OKs Price Hikes For Passes, Exempts O’Hare Workers From Blue Line Surcharge

When 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.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Set To Vote On Contentious Budget Plan

The 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.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Red Line Train

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.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011