CTA Budget

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

CTA Budget For 2015 Includes No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

The $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines — taking advantage of the hundreds of new ‘L’ cars that have been added to the fleet.

10/27/2014

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Claypool: Whistleblower Off-Base On CTA Budget

A former CTA employee who says he was axed for blowing the whistle on what he called unrealistic budget projections “has no clue what he’s talking about,’’ CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday

05/15/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

Ventra Frustrations Take Center Stage At Public Hearing On CTA Budget

The ongoing teething problems with the Ventra fare card were front and center at the CTA’s only public hearing on its 2014 budget.

11/12/2013

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 Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Boss: No More Doomsdays For Transit Agency

No more doomsdays – that was the promise from Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool on Monday as the agency pushed its new budget.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2012