$19M In Volkswagen Deal To Purchase Cleaner Transit EnginesIllinois is receiving $108 million from Volkswagen's multibillion-dollar settlement after allegations that the automaker sold 60,000 vehicles with software designed to cheat air-quality tests.
Lane Blocking Increasing In Part To Loop Link, City Plans To Increase Parking FinesLane blocking and double parking have become bigger issues in recent years thanks, in part, to Loop link, the designated bus lanes meant to speed up the rush hour commute between Metra stations and Michigan Avenue.
CTA To Launch Prepaid Fare Program On Westbound Loop Link BusesThe CTA announced Wednesday that it will begin a prepaid bus boarding pilot program next week on some Loop Link buses downtown.
What's The Deal With Chicago's Ripped-Up Streets?It's all part of a strategy to accommodate the work force of tomorrow, CBS 2's Rob Johnson reports.
With Ventra Back On The Rails, Transition To The New Fare Payment System Could Soon ResumeAccording to the Chicago Transit Authority, there could be a new transition schedule for the Ventra fare payment system as early as next month. This comes after the CTA set three performance standards for Cubic Transportation Systems -- the company behind Ventra -- back in November. As of January 1st, the CTA says Cubic has met these standards.
CTA: Ventra Cards Not Working On Some Buses Friday EveningScattered reports began to come in about 6:30 p.m. that buses on multiple routes are experiencing outages, CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said. She could not immediately provide which routes or how many buses are affected.
New CTA Policy To End Political, Controversial AdvertisementsCTA buses and trains will no longer be rolling billboards for political campaigns or controversial policy issues, WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.
Seats For 300 New CTA Buses To Be Built In ChicagoThe Emanuel Administration has awarded an $8 million contract to a local company to supply the seats for at least 300 new CTA buses that will soon replace older vehicles on the streets.
Pace To Increase Use Of Stevenson Expressway ShoulderMore Pace buses will be riding the shoulders of I-55 by next summer -- and could possibly be taking riders between the Loop and southwest suburbs middays, and on specials to White Sox and Bears games.
CTA To Spend $185 Million To Renovate BusesThe CTA is about to spend $185 million to renovate more than half of its bus fleet.
CTA To Revamp Its Entire Fleet Of BusesWithin two years, commuters will be riding new or totally rebuilt CTA buses, under a plan unveiled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday.