The CTA gave out more than a million dollars in free rides due to Ventra equipment failure over a two month period.
A woman suffered only minor injuries Friday, after she fell on the tracks at a CTA Red Line station, and came into contact with a train.
The most expensive items were two train cars. One sold for $13,000; the other for $10,000.
The man, 20, was at the station in the 1100 block of West Argyle Street shortly after 2 a.m. when a gunman approached, yelled gang slogans and fired, hitting him in the shoulder.
Martise Earl Lowe is alleged to have trailed behind the 26-year-old victim from the train to her apartment, in the 1700 block of West Henderson, the Sun-Times is reporting.
With tempers flaring and voices raised, the battle over 65 so-called “second chance” jobs for ex-offenders was intensified Thursday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
If you have the cash to outbid the competition, you can soon purchase your very own Chicago L train. No word yet on whether it comes with angry passengers complaining about Ventra.
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.