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A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Adds Cameras As Crime On Transit System Drops

The Emanuel administration says the Chicago Transit Authority now has surveillance cameras on just about every conveyance, and crime is coming down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/07/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

CTA’s Full Transition To Ventra At Least Two Months Away

CTA is a lot happier now with the Ventra farecard than it was even a month ago. But CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday that the final phase-out of old fare cards is at least two months off.

02/05/2014

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

CTA Chairman Claypool Says Agency Not In Need Of Shake Up

Although the newest appointee to the CTA’s governing board suddenly backed out in the past week, the CTA’s President says any upcoming agency shakeup should leave his agency out.

08/18/2013

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

CTA Running $10 Million Budget Deficit

CTA is running a deficit this year that, so far, stands at $10 million. But it is reassuring riders that the shortfall won’t impact them.

08/14/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA: Absenteeism Crackdown Saves Millions

With the mayor at his side, CTA President Forest Claypool explained how excessive absenteeism was costing the agency $40 million in 2011.

07/30/2013

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Begins Reshuffling Service

CTA over the weekend undertook its biggest service reshuffling in three years — without changing its bottom line. As a result, some riders Monday will see additional service, while a dozen bus routes are eliminated and service will be curtailed on 16 others.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2012