There’s some restlessness, but overall, Chicago-area mass transit users remain satisfied with service overall, despite delays, breakdowns, crowding and fare hikes, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
If it works as anticipated, the app will mark the realization of a 40-year search for a fare card good anywhere on Chicago area mass transit.
The American Public Transportation Association said, in 2014, more trips were taken on public transit than any time in nearly 60 years – nearly 11 billion rides nationwide.
Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable.
RTA Chairman John Gates said he wants the agency to concentrate on what he considers doable — and said his priority remains finding new money for capital repairs and rehabilitation.
A new study by DePaul University advises at least $2 billion a year in spending is needed for the Chicago area’s mass transit system, to avoid a meltdown of the aging network.
The free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.
A House-Senate conference committee begins meetings next week on Capitol Hill to try to craft a new federal highway and mass transit program. On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin came to Union Station in Chicago to collect ammunition for the Senate package.
A pair of Illinois congressmen reached across the aisle to fight against ending gas tax funding for public transit.
Officials believe the death of Osama Bin Laden increases the risk of retaliation from his supporters. And the greatest threat is to the nation’s buses and trains
Planning continues to extend the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to the western edge of the expanded O’Hare International Airport, and mass transit is a component.
Legislation that would restrict free mass transit rides to low-income Illinois senior citizens is awaiting action by Gov. Pat Quinn., who previously has defended free rides for all seniors.
The top watchdog in the state of Illinois could soon be charged with the additional task of overseeing all four Chicago mass transit associations.