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Chicago agencies release new Ventra mobile payment app

Management & Operations| November 24, 2015

The app is the first of its kind to allow customers to pay for rides on all three transit systems — CTA, Metra and Pace — from their mobile devices, transforming the way people across Chicago take transit each day.

Chicago Transit approves $1.475B budget with no fare hikes

Management & Operations| October 27, 2015

The 2016 budget also introduces, builds on and accelerates several new initiatives, service improvements, and technology upgrades to benefit riders and improve the customer experience.

Rail| October 20, 2015

Chicago Transit completes first phase of 4G wireless project

Upon completion of the network upgrade, which is expected by the end of 2015, the city will be the largest city in North America to have a subway system with full 4G wireless coverage across its entire system of subway stations and tunnels.

Security and Safety | October 13, 2015

Chicago Transit expands anti-harassment campaign

The goal of the campaign is to promote awareness that CTA will not tolerate harassment on its trains, buses or other CTA property and to provide helpful information to customers who believe they are the victims of harassment.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

2015 Women In Transportation: India Birdsong

Birdsong says her determination and her ability to negotiate have been valuable skills.

 

 

Rail| September 10, 2015

Chicago approves plan to modernize outdated signaling system

This signal project complements the historic Ravenswood Loop Connector Rehabilitation Project begun by Mayor Emanuel in 2013, which has significantly modernized century-old track structure and replaced deteriorated track components.

Bus| August 13, 2015

Chicago to buy 125 new buses per Mayor's 'modernization' plan

The new bus order is part of a contract CTA awarded to Nova Bus in January 2013. The new buses will replace the oldest vehicles in the fleet – the Nova 6400-series buses, which were purchased between 2000-2002.

Rail| July 22, 2015

[Video] Lee Crooks, the Voice of the Chicago Transit Authority

Shot for "You & Me This Morning," Lee Crooks is a voice-artist and the man behind the announcements for the Chicago Transit Authority. Published on Apr 19, 2013

June 30, 2015

Can Courtesy Campaigns Curb the 'Trashing' of Transit?

It drives me nuts when people litter. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people throw trash out of their car windows while they’re driving. I’m always tempted to honk my horn when I see drivers slyly ditching cigarette butts through their open window. Listen up, people. We see you!

Bus| June 16, 2015

Woman claims she was on Chicago bus involved in fatal crash

Agency claimed the bus was empty, however, the woman’s lawyer said there is no doubt she was on the bus, based in part on her Ventra card data and a news photo that shows her at the scene.

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