(Photo Credit: Ford Motor Co.)

Ford Thinks Big With New Cargo Van

Company shows off the Transit van, which replaces its long time Ford E-Series.


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How To Save Money On Traveling – Taking Public Transportation

Here is your practical guide on how to save money by taking public transportation, including fare, timetable and system map information.


The CTA's new Ventra card. (CBS)

Transit Rider Files Ventra-Related Lawsuit Against CTA

A CTA bus rider has filed a federal lawsuit alleging breach of contract and consumer fraud. Among his complaints, he says he was wrongly charged for making calls to the CTA’s customer service center.


A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

CTA Running $10 Million Budget Deficit

CTA is running a deficit this year that, so far, stands at $10 million. But it is reassuring riders that the shortfall won’t impact them.


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.



Best Bars For Bachelor Parties In Chicago

Just as not all bachelors are the same, not all bachelor parties should be either. Customize your upcoming bachelor party by taking advantage of some of Chicago’s best bars.


Rep. Dan Lipinski

Lipinski Glad GOP Is Backing Off Bill That Would Slash Urban Transit

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) is celebrating a House Republican decision to back off a bill that could have meant severe cuts to funding for urban mass transit.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: GOP Transportation Bill Would Slash Chicago Transit

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is warning of serious transit troubles for the city on the horizon.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

No More Free Rides On Mass Transit For Many Seniors

Some Illinois senior citizens will have to resume paying for public transportation after a break of more than two years.


Gina Alickolli, right, returns to the bus stop shelter to wait for a different bus as another commuter climbs over the snow bank for a Chicago Transit Authority bus on Michigan Ave., during a blizzard Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago. Official say over 20 inches fell in the greater Chicago area during a 24 hour period.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CTA & Metra: Back On Track

Chicago-area mass transit got back on its feet Thursday, just one day after the snow stopped flying.

WBBM Newsradio–02/03/2011

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RTA Director Looking Toward Future

New Regional Transportation Authority executive director Joseph Costello is determined to keep one eye on immediate needs and the other on the future.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2010

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RTA Budget Woes Close To Veering Out Of Control

The Seniors Ride Free program is only one of a number of financial issues facing the debt-ridden Regional Transportation Authority.

WBBM Newsradio–11/22/2010