Mass Transit

Overall, Most Mass Transit Users Satisfied With ServiceThere'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.
Smart Phone App To Be Tested As Universal Fare Card For CTA, Metra And PaceIf 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.
Transit Group Says Buses, Trains An Increasingly Popular OptionThe 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.
Quinn Signs Law To Make Mass Transit Operations More Transparent Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable.
RTA Boss Doubts Plan For Transit SuperagencyRTA 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.
Study Urges $2B In Annual Spending To Improve Local Mass TransitA 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.
Free Rides On Mass Transit May End For EveryoneThe free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.
Durbin Pushing For 2-Year Road, Transit Funding PlanA 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.
Reps Lipinski, Dold: Don't End Gas Tax Funding For Mass TransitA pair of Illinois congressmen reached across the aisle to fight against ending gas tax funding for public transit.
CTA Fighting Cuts To Federal Transit Security FundsOfficials 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
Mass Transit Planned For Elgin-O'Hare ExtensionPlanning 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.
Seniors' Free Rides Now In Quinn's HandsLegislation 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.