RTA: More Train Troubles Possible Without State FundingRTA Chairman Kirk Dillard told the City Club of Chicago the transit system needs hundreds of millions of dollars for capital projects and upkeep.
RTA Worrying About State's Backlog In Public Transportation FundingThe Regional Transportation Authority is beginning to worry about its ballooning backlog in funding from the state's Public Transportation Fund -- and what it could mean for CTA, Metra and Pace riders.
RTA Chief Warns: Illinois Could Lose Federal Dollars For Red Line ExtensionThe state of Illinois lacks an infrastructure plan. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.
RTA Boss Isn't Worried A Trump Administration Will Harm Rail HereRTA Chairman Kirk Dillard says President-Elect Donald Trump is a New York developer who knows the value of good transit. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.
Wrigleyville Businesses Cashing In On Cubs VictoryAfter the famine of 71 years of baseball futility, businesses are cashing in on feast that is the Fall Classic.
RTA Head Says Chicago Area Needs To Invest More In Public TransitThe head of the Regional Transportation Authority believes the public will understand the need for more public transit money when they hear what the money is buying, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Area Transit Officials Increasingly Anxious As State Budget Impasse ContinuesChicago-area transit officials sound increasingly anxious over the inability to legislative leaders and the governor to reach agreement on a state budget.
Wishful Thinking? RTA Anticipates Funding Increases From Illinois State BudgetOne problem with that: There is no state budget. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.
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.
CTA Blames Red Line Construction, Fewer School Days For Decline In Ridership CTA bus ridership is down and the transit agency is offering a lot of reasons why.
RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard Scrutinizes Metra Conductor SalariesThe head of the Chicago's areas umbrella transit agency recommends Metra follow up reports that many of its locomotive engineers conductors bring home over $100,000 a year, reports WBBM's John Cody.
Kirk Dillard Elected RTA ChairmanThe Regional Transportation Authority is shifting gears – from a developer as its board chairman to a politician and attorney who actually rides mass transit regularly.