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Tribune reporterLabor peace has been short-lived at the CTA in the wake of an historic contract negotiated late last year that reformed decades-old work rules to increase efficiency and save the transit agency millions of dollars annually. On Monday, several hundred...
Tags: Labor Legislation, Unions, Consumers, Chicago Mayor, Employees
Labor peace has been short-lived at the CTA in the wake of a historic contract negotiated late last year that changed decades-old work rules to increase efficiency and save the transit agency millions of dollars annually. On Monday, several hundred CTA...
Tags: Unions, Consumers, Chicago Mayor, Employees, Rahm Emanuel
Tribune reporterThe CTA will waive a $5 fee for customers who obtain the new Ventra transit card in 2013 and it also will eliminate or reduce some of the controversial service charges related to the optional Ventra debit MasterCard account, officials said Friday. The...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday lauded Chicago Transit Authority workers for their "flawless" rollout of a five-month Red Line reconstruction that has shuttle buses replacing train service. So far, they're breathing a sigh of relief at City Hall. The...
Commuting on the South Side changed fundamentally Monday. Yet at the same time, nothing changed. CTA Red Line trains were absent from the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway for the first weekday since the south branch opened almost 44 years ago, except...
Tags: Twitter, Inc., Criminals, Commuting, Media Industry, Hyde Park
Marie Drake was already displeased Sunday morning when she boarded a free shuttle bus near the 63rd Street Red Line station. The Chicago Transit Authority, she said, hadn't done enough to explain the five-month shutdown of the Red Line's Dan Ryan branch...
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire Republican businessman who wants to become governor of Illinois, sat down with me for an interview Thursday and dodged questions about same-sex marriage. It took about four tries to pin him down on where he stands, and...
Tribune reporterCTA President Forrest Claypool on Monday appeared to alternate between playing the roles of an impartial party as well as a pitchman for the new Ventra transit card's controversial prepaid debit-account program. Claypool told state officials at a public...
Tribune reporterThe CTA will receive a cash infusion of at least a half-million dollars a year that won't come from the farebox, and some of it will be paid by customers who are hit by fees from the new Ventra prepaid debit card. The transit agency's Ventra fare system...
Springlike weather is arriving late this year, but it's shaping up to be a long, hot summer for the Chicago Transit Authority. CTA President Forrest Claypool and his team will manage two difficult projects that are already unpopular with many riders...
The Chicago Transit Authority soon will launch a new fare-payment system that affects almost every CTA and Pace rider, although transit officials have yet to fully explain how it will work. Poor communications with customers is something the CTA has...
Clout StreetState lawmakers met for the second time this week to talk about issues surrounding legislation that would allow people to carry guns outside the home, with much of the focus on today’s hearing about whether passengers should be allowed to bring guns...
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