New CTA Budget Has Some Fare Reductions, Bus-Train Transfer Fees NixedCTA ridership is growing this year, but it's still about half of pre-pandemic levels.
CTA: Fare Hikes Or Service Cuts A "Last Resort" For 2018Metra says it is ready to raise fares for the fourth time in four years, but the head of the CTA says he is not about to follow Metra's lead
CTA Budget For 2015 Includes No Fare Hikes, Service CutsThe $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines -- taking advantage of the hundreds of new 'L' cars that have been added to the fleet.
Claypool: Whistleblower Off-Base On CTA BudgetA former CTA employee who says he was axed for blowing the whistle on what he called unrealistic budget projections “has no clue what he’s talking about,’’ CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday
Ventra Frustrations Take Center Stage At Public Hearing On CTA BudgetThe ongoing teething problems with the Ventra fare card were front and center at the CTA's only public hearing on its 2014 budget.
CTA OKs Price Hikes For Passes, Exempts O'Hare Workers From Blue Line SurchargeWhen low-paid part-time employees from O'Hare International Airport complained loud and long that a $5 fare for Blue Line rides leaving the airport was too much, someone listened.
CTA Boss: No More Doomsdays For Transit AgencyNo more doomsdays – that was the promise from Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool on Monday as the agency pushed its new budget.