The CBS 2 Investigators uncovered trains and other access points can be breached with keys that have been stolen. Dave Savini has this original report detailing what some are calling a major gap in security.
Transit officials say labor representatives are misleading the public.
Although CTA is promising faster trains when the latest round of renovations to the Blue Line are complete, they will not be as fast as riders were promised a few years ago.
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.
On the heels of a major overhaul of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, the CTA is planning a nearly half-billion-dollar upgrade of its second busiest train line: the Blue Line to O’Hare International Airport.
Bus drivers have said they’re seeing fewer problems with Ventra fare cards, and the mayor said he’s not holding Claypool responsible for the foul-ups with the switchover to Ventra.
The holiday train, which features Santa on a sleigh in an open flat car pulled by a six-car CTA train, will run Friday on the Green Line and travel along all CTA train lines through the end of November into December.
A union official on Thursday showed reporters a photograph of a Ventra card that worked –- despite having a negative balance of $272.50.
The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority said Wednesday the problems with the Ventra fare card system amount to “systemic failure,” not just “a computer glitch.” And he ordered his chief auditor to determine how much it’s costing.
A new mom says it’s time to give women who are pregnant a break aboard CTA trains and buses. The CTA agrees.
If you wave your wallet over Ventra card readers, beware. Other cards in there could be mistakenly charged a transit fee. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Burned twice in the past three years by impostors who stole buses, the CTA is going high-tech in its attempt to prevent it from happening again.
Commuters had so much trouble with the CTA’s Ventra payment cards Tuesday night workers in yellow vests offered free rides.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports he came to his Red Line stop at Argyle for the 9:05 train and in an instant it became life or death.
The ongoing teething problems with the Ventra fare card were front and center at the CTA’s only public hearing on its 2014 budget.
Service was disrupted between Pulaski and 54th/Cermak for a little more than an hour.
Mayor says Ventra contractor won’t get paid until system is working the way it should.
CTA president Forrest Claypool on Tuesday said the contractor on the new Ventra fare-collection system will not be paid until the problems are resolved.
Many CTA riders are still experiencing big problems with their transition to the new Ventra card, and two aldermen want to hold City Council hearings to get answers from CTA officials.
There was more disciplinary action handed down by the CTA Friday in two cases CBS 2 has been reporting on this week.