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.
RTA To Apologize For Calling Paratransit Vans A 'Limousine' ServiceThe chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority is expected to issue an apology Wednesday for calling its paratransit vans a "limousine" service.
CTA, Metra, Pace Gang Up On RTA Over ConsolidationsWhen Regional Transportation Authority Chairman John Gates wrote last week urging the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace to work more closely together, he wasn't anticipating the collaboration that resulted.
RTA To Weigh Money-Saving Consolidations Of CTA, Metra, Pace OperationsThe chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority is floating a proposal he says could save taxpayers as much as $150 million a year.
Durbin Pushing For 2-Year Road, Transit Funding PlanA House-Senate conference committee begins meetings next week on Capitol Hill to try to craft a new federal highway and mass transit program. On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin came to Union Station in Chicago to collect ammunition for the Senate package.
Durbin, Business Leaders Frustrated With Transit Funding DeadlockRoad and mass transit construction projects nationwide could begin grinding to a halt next week unless a deadlock over funding is broken in Congress, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is getting impatient.
Metra Mulls Extension To Oswego, Outside RTA Service AreaMetra doesn't have enough money to fix what's breaking, But that's not stopping the commuter rail agency from studying a possible extension in the far southwest suburbs.
RTA Already Replacing Thousands Of New Senior Fare CardsThe Regional Transportation Authority's new senior half-fare cards have only been in use since Labor Day, but it is already replacing hundreds each week.
RTA Members Worried About Metra Money ProblemsMetra ended September with a $7 million shortfall, and it has some members of the Regional Transportation Authority board concerned.
RTA Boss Backs CTA Plan To Change Work RulesThe head of the Regional Transportation Authority said Thursday that he backs the CTA's decision to demand major changes to work rules -- and impose fare hikes and service cuts if talks fail.
CTA To Unveil 2012 Budget PlanToday is the day that CTA riders learn whether they will have to endure fare hikes and service cuts when the transit agency announces its budget plan for next year.
Kankakee Mayor Defends 'Sham Shops,' Says Chicago Taxes Are Too HighThe mayor of Kankakee is asking the City of Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority to drop their lawsuits, which accuse her city and Channahon of allowing businesses to use their cities as havens to dodge Chicago sales taxes.
Free Public Transit Rides For Seniors End At MidnightThe program that has allowed all Illinois seniors to ride public transit for free will come to an end at midnight Wednesday night.
Time Running Out For Old Seniors' Transit PassesTime is running out on the Seniors Ride Free passes that Chicago-area seniors have used on the CTA, Metra and Pace since 2008.
RTA To Spend $435,000 For Customer Satisfaction SurveyThe Regional Transportation Authority will spend $435,000 in scarce funds to find out how pleased riders are with the CTA, Metra and Pace.