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CTA hikes fares for 2009

Chicago Transit Authority officials OK a rate increase they'll use to close a budget gap. The increases take effect Jan. 1. Some riders protested the fare hikes today.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

Fare hike vote rescheduled to tomorrow

Chicago Transit Authority postpones planned fare hike vote, rescheduling it for tomorrow. The authority already has the most expensive fares of the nation's largest transit agencies, studies show.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

Fare hike vote rescheduled to tomorrow

Chicago Transit Authority postpones planned fare hike vote, rescheduling it for tomorrow. The authority already has the most expensive fares of the nation's largest transit agencies, studies show.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

Public gets second crack at RTA's proposed 2009 budget

Tomorrow, the public can attend a series of hearings being held by the Regional Transit Authority and comment on the authority's proposed 2009 budget and plans for capital investment.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

Fare hikes on deck: CTA board votes Wednesday

Much to the chagrin of commuters, Chicago Public Transit is poised to approve a fare hike for 2009. Officials say the increase is needed because of the spiraling cost of running the system.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

CTA announces weekend work

Commuters this weekend should expect public transportation delays and re-routing as Chicago Transit Authority workers will be repairing tracks and doing renovations.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

City poised to ax free trolleys

The downtown trolley service is gone as of Jan. 4, a victim of budget cuts. Chicago will save almost $2 million a year by letting go of the service, which is used mostly by tourists.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

CTA plans longer trains, express service for Election Night festivities

The Chicago Transit Authority is expanding service to accommodate the throng expected to attend U.S. Barack Obama's Election Day rally in Grant Park. More than 1 million people are expected.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

CTA announces weekend work

Service along the Yellow line will be temporarily suspended so repairs can be made to grade crossings. Transit officials are also scheduled to perform routine maintenance on tracks.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

CTA board gets earful from riders

Chicago mass transit users complained about a proposal to raise fares. They say that people are strained by the bad economy and can't afford it.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

CTA riders get shot at budget, proposed fare hike

CTA officials will hold a public hearing tomorrow on their proposed budget, which involves fare hikes. The agency says raising fares is necessary to fix a major budget deficit.

almost 6 years ago | Amy Lee

Slow start for ride-free program for disabled riders

Regional Transportation Authority officials are trying to catch up on paperwork allowing thousands of disabled residents to use the city transit system for free. Also, the RTA OK'd new bus routes.

6 years ago | Amy Lee

RTA to consider 31st Street bus

Transit advocates have spent the past few months working with the CTA to re-establish the route, which some say is badly needed by Little Village Lawndale High School students.

6 years ago | Amy Lee

Survey: CTA rides are country's most expensive

Chicago public transit users, on average, pay more to ride than residents of other cities, according to a watchdog group study. The CTA is considering a fare increase.

6 years ago | Amy Lee

Rail lines rerouted for weekend work

Work on signal and train control systems means riders of the Brown, Pink, Orange and Green lines will have to deal with train rerouting for the next few days, transit officials say.

6 years ago | Amy Lee

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