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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

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.


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

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

Pace Begins Test Runs For Bus Routes On Stevenson

Some extra drivers got on the Stevenson Expressway Monday morning, but their purpose is to help relieve congestion instead of adding to traffic troubles.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the Carolina Panthers have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options. The Bears host the Panthers at noon at Soldier Field.


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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the Green Bay Packers have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options. The Bears host the Packers at 3:15 p.m. at Soldier Field.


Pace Plans Extra Service Next Year

The CTA and Metra may be contemplating fare hikes and service cuts, but not Pace. Not only does the suburban bus agency hold the in its $194.5 million 2012 preliminary budget, unveiled Wednesday — it adds service.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2011

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Time Running Out For Old Seniors’ Transit Passes

Time is running out on the Seniors Ride Free passes that Chicago-area seniors have used on the CTA, Metra and Pace since 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/22/2011

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RTA To Spend $435,000 For Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Regional Transportation Authority will spend $435,000 in scarce funds to find out how pleased riders are with the CTA, Metra and Pace.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

New Law Allows Buses To Drive In I-55 Shoulder

Don’t be surprised when you see Pace buses driving along the shoulder of the Stevenson Expressway this fall.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

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State Pays Nearly $100M Owed To Transit Agencies

The state of Illinois is coughing up some of the money it owes to the Chicago area’s transit agencies.

WBBM Newsradio–07/21/2011

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Governor Signs Law Requiring Universal Fare Cards

Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed legislation that gives Chicago area transit agencies a January 2015 deadline to introduce a fare card that all lines can accept.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

RTA: Emergency Fare Hikes, Service Cuts May Be Around The Corner

The Regional Transportation Authority is warning that the CTA, Metra and Pace may have to undertake emergency fare hikes and service cuts as soon as next month.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Pace Adjusting West Suburban Bus Lines

(WBBM/CBS) — Pace is making adjustments to its west suburban bus schedules, effective Sunday. Although minor timing and schedule adjustments affect many routes, there are more substantial changes involving seven routes. Two are being combined […]

WBBM Newsradio–06/12/2011

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

Gas Pump (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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.


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