CTA's Full Transition To Ventra At Least Two Months AwayCTA is a lot happier now with the Ventra farecard than it was even a month ago. But CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday that the final phase-out of old fare cards is at least two months off.
Transit Union: Delay Final Ventra Switchover Until It's FixedAmalgamated Transit Union Division 308 President Robert Kelly said the employees he represents are getting verbal abuse daily.
After More Quarreling, RTA Board Keeps Historic Funding Levels IntactThe agreement kept intact the historic division of the supposedly discretionary funds: 98 percent to the CTA, 2 percent to Pace, while essentially forgiving a $56 million loan to the CTA that CTA has characterized as a grant and offering Metra $2 million for capital projects.
Pace Budget Plan Calls For New Vehicles, End To Cash TransfersPace is the first of the area's transit systems to unveil a proposed 2014 budget, and it holds the line on most fares while promising additional service.
Pace Ramps Up Efforts To Educate Commuters About VentraPace employees will be staged at 14 transit stations in the city during the next two weeks in an effort to inform customers about fare policy changes.
CTA, Pace Roll Out Ventra Fare System For All RidersOn Monday, Ventra cards will begin replacing the familiar plastic and paper fare cards with magnetic stripes, which CTA and Pace customers have been using for years.
Quinn Taps Fitzgerald, Former CTA Chair For Transit Reform PanelGov. Pat Quinn has appointed former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald and former CTA Board chair Carole Brown to a panel tasked with recommending reforms for the Chicago area's public transit agencies, in the wake of patronage allegations at Metra.
BGA: Overhaul Transit Boards To Change 'Culture Of Corruption'A government watchdog group said Wednesday that the resignations of two Regional Transportation Authority board members this week pointed to larger, troubling issues for the Chicago area’s transit agencies.
Pace Wants To Expand Call-Ride ProgramPace is looking to expand its popular Call-n-Ride program.
CTA To Roll Out Ventra Transit Card Over Next Two MonthsThe Ventra card allows riders to use a single card for CTA and Pace transportation, according to a CTA release.
Pace Expanding Shoulder-Riding BusesMore shoulder-riding Pace buses begin to roam I-55 beginning Monday. WBBM's Bob Roberts says an even bigger expansion may be in the works.
Pace To Test New Flexible Routes In Lake CountyOne of the hassles of riding the bus is the dash to get to the corner, several blocks away, to catch it.
Nine Injured In Far South Side CrashThe crash involved a van or minibus that crashed into a tree.
Woman Killed In Pace Bus Accident On South SideA Pace bus traveling south swerved to avoid a pedestrian and crashed into a light pole in the 4600 block of South Halsted Street.
Company Behind New CTA Transit-Debit Card Has Lowest Consumer RatingMoney 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.