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U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald discusses his decision to resign from his position by the end of June 2012, after more than 10 years in his job. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Taps Fitzgerald, Former CTA Chair For Transit Reform Panel

Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald and former CTA Board chair Carole Brown to a panel tasked with recommending reforms for the Chicago area’s public transit agencies, in the wake of patronage allegations at Metra.

08/15/2013

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BGA: Overhaul Transit Boards To Change ‘Culture Of Corruption’

A government watchdog group said Wednesday that the resignations of two Regional Transportation Authority board members this week pointed to larger, troubling issues for the Chicago area’s transit agencies.

WBBM Newsradio–08/07/2013

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Pace Wants To Expand Call-Ride Program

Pace is looking to expand its popular Call-n-Ride program.

08/05/2013

A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

CTA To Roll Out Ventra Transit Card Over Next Two Months

The Ventra card allows riders to use a single card for CTA and Pace transportation, according to a CTA release.

07/29/2013

Pace Bus

Pace Expanding Shoulder-Riding Buses

More shoulder-riding Pace buses begin to roam I-55 beginning Monday. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says an even bigger expansion may be in the works.

05/04/2013

Pace Bus

Pace To Test New Flexible Routes In Lake County

One of the hassles of riding the bus is the dash to get to the corner, several blocks away, to catch it.

04/06/2013

Nine people were hospitalized after a van crashed into a tree in the Morgan Park neighborhood on March 18, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Nine Injured In Far South Side Crash

The crash involved a van or minibus that crashed into a tree.

03/18/2013

Pace Bus

Woman Killed In Pace Bus Accident On South Side

A Pace bus traveling south swerved to avoid a pedestrian and crashed into a light pole in the 4600 block of South Halsted Street.

03/08/2013

A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

Company Behind New CTA Transit-Debit Card Has Lowest Consumer Rating

Money Network, one of the company’s behind the new Ventra transit and debit card, currently has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/14/2013

Pace Bus

Pace To Increase Use Of Stevenson Expressway Shoulder

More Pace buses will be riding the shoulders of I-55 by next summer — and could possibly be taking riders between the Loop and southwest suburbs middays, and on specials to White Sox and Bears games.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2012

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New CTA, Pace Fare System Begins Next Summer

The new fare payment system starts next summer. You’ll be able to pay with special Ventra cards or even use your own credit or debit cards that are equipped with special chips, so you can tap the cards to pay for a fare.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

Pace Bus

Pace To Begin Adding Arrival Times At Bus Stops

Better late than never. Pace soon will begin catching up with the CTA and Metra in delivering real-time arrival information to its bus stops.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2012

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Metra, CTA, Pace Could Be Closer To Universal Fare System

Metra, the CTA and Pace have never had a fully compatible ticketing system, but technology may make it possible in time to meet a 2015 legislative mandate.

WBBM Newsradio–07/15/2012

Pace Bus

Pace to Join CTA In Contract For Fare Payment With Credit Cards, Smart Phones

Pace has officially wedded itself to the Chicago Transit Authority’s effort to allow riders to pay their fares using credit and debit cards, and eventually using smart phones.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2012

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CTA, Metra, Pace Gang Up On RTA Over Consolidations

When Regional Transportation Authority Chairman John Gates wrote last week urging the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace to work more closely together, he wasn’t anticipating the collaboration that resulted.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2012

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RTA To Weigh Money-Saving Consolidations Of CTA, Metra, Pace Operations

The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority is floating a proposal he says could save taxpayers as much as $150 million a year.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Dan Ryan Expressway

Durbin Pushing For 2-Year Road, Transit Funding Plan

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

Pace Bus

Visually Impaired Man Dies After Being Hit By Pace Bus

The victim, believed to be in his 60s, had both of his legs run over by the bus near Oak Park, an emergency official said.

01/26/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Price Rising For Metra Link-Up Pass To CTA, Pace

When Metra fares increase Feb. 1, so will the price of the Link-Up Pass many Metra monthly ticketholders use to ride the CTA and Pace.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2012

Pace Bus

1 Week Until Pace Begins Using Stevenson Shoulder For Buses

In one week, Pace buses will begin using the newly-widened shoulders of the Stevenson Expressway.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

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