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.
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.
New CTA, Pace Fare System Begins Next SummerThe new fare payment system starts next summer. You’ll be able to pay with special Ventra cards or even use your own credit or debit cards that are equipped with special chips, so you can tap the cards to pay for a fare.
Pace To Begin Adding Arrival Times At Bus StopsBetter late than never. Pace soon will begin catching up with the CTA and Metra in delivering real-time arrival information to its bus stops.
Metra, CTA, Pace Could Be Closer To Universal Fare SystemMetra, the CTA and Pace have never had a fully compatible ticketing system, but technology may make it possible in time to meet a 2015 legislative mandate.
Pace to Join CTA In Contract For Fare Payment With Credit Cards, Smart PhonesPace has officially wedded itself to the Chicago Transit Authority's effort to allow riders to pay their fares using credit and debit cards, and eventually using smart phones.