Despite Unclear Future, RTA Signs $5 Million Ad CampaignThe Regional Transportation Authority may not even be around in a few months, yet it has just signed a 38-month, $5 million advertising contract targeting markets that have eluded the area's transit agencies.
RTA Chairman Orders Review Of Metra Performance In Wake Of Cold Weather Problems Metra has begun a self-examination of its performance in this month's snow and bitter cold, even as the Regional Transportation Authority orders its own review.
RTA Chief Calls For Ventra AuditThe chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority said Wednesday the problems with the Ventra fare card system amount to "systemic failure," not just "a computer glitch." And he ordered his chief auditor to determine how much it's costing.
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.
Task Force Gets To Work To Fix Illinois Public Transit ProblemsGovernor Pat Quinn’s transit task force has morphed from checking up on Metra to designing a transit system that's the envy of the world after a few local issues are settled. John Cody reports on day one.
RTA Audit Says Settlement With Former CEO "Flawed"The Regional Transportation Authority is putting the finishing touches on a sharply critical audit of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford’s severance agreement – and says the commuter rail agency could have gotten out of the contract for a fraction of the potential $718,000 cost.
CTA Chairman Claypool Says Agency Not In Need Of Shake UpAlthough the newest appointee to the CTA's governing board suddenly backed out in the past week, the CTA's President says any upcoming agency shakeup should leave his agency out.
Resignations Have RTA Head Pleading For New Appointees To Metra BoardAfter, another resignation from the Metra Board, the head of the Regional Transportation Authority is pleading with suburban official to appoint members to fill all the empty seats. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore has the story.
Quinn Says RTA Culpable In Metra ScandalsGovernor Quinn says that in the wake of the patronage and executive director payout scandal at Metra, he wants experts to look at an overhaul of the state’s transportation agencies, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Bill Daley Wants To Eliminate RTADemocratic candidate for governor Bill Daley said the Regional Transportation Authority – which oversees the finances of CTA, Pace and Metra – has reached the end of the line, and should be eliminated.
RTA Wants Answers On Former Metra CEO's Severance PackageThe Regional Transportation Authority board has called Metra's chairman to appear at a special meeting July 10 to discuss the decision by the commuter rail agency's board to approval a controversial severance agreement with CEO Alex Clifford.
BGA Questions $750K 'Golden Parachute' For Former Metra BossA government watchdog group wants the Regional Transportation Authority to look into why former Metra executive director got a severance package worth up to $750,000 when he stepped down, even though he apparently wasn’t legally entitled to any severance pay.
RTA Joins Other Transit Agencies For 'Dump The Pump Day'Be a rider, not a driver. That's the message today from the Regional Transportation Authority on the annual "Dump the Pump Day, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
RTA Introducing New Signs To Help Riders Find TransfersIf you have ever become lost trying to transfer between Metra, CTA and Pace, the RTA has heard your complaint, and is trying to do something about it.
RTA May Cut Back On Live Call Center HoursThe RTA's Travel Information Center gets more than 5.3 million calls a year, but it may trim the center's hours.