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State Inspector General To Assume Oversight Of Transit Agencies

The executive inspector general of the State of Illinois is about to gain oversight power over Chicago area transit agencies.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

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As Gas Prices Rise, Ride-Sharing Soars

Motorists are enquiring about ride-sharing opportunities such as Pace’s Bus Vanpool service amid rising fuel prices. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

04/25/2011

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RTA Official Doubts Natural Gas-Powered Bus Proposal

A top Regional Transportation Authority official says the agency should think twice about buying a fleet of natural gas-powered buses.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

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Gas Prices Have Commuters Weighing Tough Choices

Rising gas prices have everyone thinking about the best way to get around. Public transportation is highly touted, but is it the smart way to go?

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

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CTA, Pace, Metra All Might Soon Have Transit Trackers

Chicago-area transit riders are nearing the day when they’ll be able to find out easily how far away the next train or bus is on any bus, ‘L’ or train line.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

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Spiking Fuel Prices Not Hurting CTA

Many of us are sweating a bit about the spiking cost of fuel — but not the CTA. The transit agency has locked in lower fuel prices for 2011.

WBBM Newsradio–03/09/2011

Pace Board of Directors consider a bus powered by compressed natural gas. The bus rides quieter, and would cost less to operate. (Bob Roberts/ WBBM)

Pace Considers Bus Powered By Natural Gas

As fuel prices shoot through the roof, Pace is taking a look at a bus that would not only be cheaper to operate — it would make rides a lot quieter for riders.

WBBM Newsradio–03/03/2011

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Ending Free Rides For Seniors Could Take Months

Senior citizens continue to flood the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace asking if their free ride cards are still good, in the wake of Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision Monday to sign legislation limiting the program to low-income seniors.

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011

'L' Train Bypass

Public Transit Getting Back To Normal Friday

Officials at the CTA, Metra and Pace say they are striving for normal weekday service today.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears playoff game against the Green Bay Packers have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options.

01/23/2011

Pace Bus

Man Says He Fell Into Manhole After Exiting Pace Bus

A man filed suit Friday claiming that he exited a Pace bus and fell into an open manhole last year in south suburban Riverdale.

01/21/2011

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

CHICAGO (STMW) – Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the New York Jets have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options.

12/26/2010

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

RTA Moves To Stop ‘Seniors Ride Free’ Fraud

The RTA is moving to limit fraudulent use of passes meant to let senior citizens ride free on the CTA, Metra and Pace.

CBS 2–12/17/2010

RTA: Cracking Down On Fraud

The RTA says it is taking steps to minimize the fraudulent use of passes meant to allow senior citizens to ride free on the CTA, Metra and Pace.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2010

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Christmas Comes Early For Local Transit Agencies

Chicago-area transit agencies are getting a huge holiday present from the state and transit officials insist it is exactly what they expected.

WBBM Newsradio–12/15/2010

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the New England Patriots have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options.

12/12/2010

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BGA: Seniors Free Ride Program Easy To Dupe

Three years after the General Assembly implemented the program that allows free public transit rides for seniors, a Better Government Association investigation found that it’s pretty easy to dupe the system.

11/24/2010

Illinois State Capitol

Transit Officials Are OK With State Watchdog

Top officials at Metra and the RTA say they back proposals to give the state’s top watchdog the power to investigate the area’s mass transit agencies.

WBBM Newsradio–11/19/2010

Illinois State Capitol

Inspector For Transportation Agencies Gets Senate OK

The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would give the state’s executive inspector general the power to investigate complaints of irregularities at Metra, Pace, the CTA and the RTA.

WBBM Newsradio–11/18/2010

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

State Inspector General May Oversee Mass Transit

The top watchdog in the state of Illinois could soon be charged with the additional task of overseeing all four Chicago mass transit associations.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010

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