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.
Pace Announces $2.3 Billion Plan To Expand, Upgrade Bus ServiceThe Pace suburban bus system is dreaming big – $2.3 billion big – trying to get in on potential federal funding down the line for some of the system's long-term projects.
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.
New App Will Allow Ventra Users To Manage Account On Their Smart PhoneMetra riders are used to carrying a ticket and tucking that paper under the metal tab in front of you. But CBS 2's Ed Curran says a new app will soon let you buy a ticket for Metra on your phone and keep it there.
Pace Budget For 2015 Avoids Fare HikePace is the first Chicago-area transit agency to unveil its 2015 budget -- and it's good news for riders.
Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools ClosedHeavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.