Ventra App Proves Popular With Transit Riders On Public DebutThe Ventra smart phone app is off to a fast start. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the first day it was available to the general public, more than 20,000 people had downloaded the free app and it was the #3 trending app at The App Store.
Mass Transit Agencies Step Up Security After Paris Terror AttacksPassengers might notice extra security when boarding the train during the morning commute on Monday.
Ventra App To Allow Transit Users To Pay Fares On Their PhonesGetting around Chicago on public transportation is about to get a lot easier. The CTA, Metra, and Pace have announced a new app that will allow riders to pay for fares on all three systems using their mobile devices.
Metra, Pace Approve Fare IncreasesThe increases are tucked into 2016 budgets that the Metra and Pace boards approved unanimously in separate votes Wednesday.
Driver Hospitalized After Crashing With Pace Bus, Striking Building In WilmetteA woman was hospitalized after her SUV crashed into a Pace bus Tuesday morning in north suburban Winnetka.
RTA Discussing End To Free Rides, Most Reduced FaresThe Regional Transportation Authority is discussing an end to most reduced and free rides, should Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed cuts to mass transit funding come true.
Fares For Suburban Pace Riders Who Use Cash Could Be Going UpFares may be going up for Pace suburban bus riders who use cash.
Repairs To CTA Yellow Line To Take "Several Weeks"Travel to and from Skokie by CTA won't be Swift for a while, after an embankment crumbled, falling away completely from the tracks. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) said Tuesday that it will take "several weeks to complete this (repair) work properly."
Rollout Of Ventra App Delayed Until FallCTA spokesperson Tammy Chase said the area's transit agencies are going to bring in between 20 and 30 experienced beta testers from the Smart Chicago Collaborative's Civic User Testing Group to iron out those problems that exist.
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.
RTA Chief Warns Of Higher Fares, Reduced Service Under Rauner BudgetThe region’s top transit official warned Thursday that CTA, Metra, and Pace fare hikes and service cuts would be “difficult to avoid” if the legislature enacts budget cuts proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget.
RTA: Chicago Mass Transit Needs $36B In Infrastructure Upgrades Through 2025A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.