July 14, 2014
Commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
March 13, 2014
One proposal would consolidate the CTA, Metra and Pace into a unified entity. The other plan would place the transit boards under the direction of the Illinois Department of Transportation, which would essentially give the governor control of the transit system.
February 7, 2014
Chicago Transit Authority gained passengers, while Metra and Pace experienced modest declines.
November 14, 2013
Can be loaded with pre-tax deductions from customers’ paychecks to purchase transit fares. By using pre-tax dollars, riders save as much as 40% off their commuting costs each year.
October 29, 2013
Moody’s Investors Service cut the Aa3 rating on $2.9 billion of the agency's sales tax revenue bonds one notch to A1, citing diminished political will to raise revenue amid growing capital needs. The transit agency countered that it has no plans to seek additional funding, and that sales tax, fare and other revenue is increasing.
August 26, 2013
In June, the RTA mailed more than 550,000 reduced fare, ride free and ADA paratransit customers mailers about the transition to Ventra.
June 26, 2013
RTA Chairman John S. Gates Jr. says he wants to staff to determine whether agreement is financially prudent.
May 24, 2013
More than 550,000 customers currently enrolled in the agency’s programs will receive new permits this fall that will enable them to take advantage of the Chicago Transit Authority and Pace’s new contactless fare payment system, using a single card to travel throughout the region.
May 8, 2013
Center for Neighborhood Technology recommends creating transit-oriented development zones, preserving affordable housing, matching jobs and transit, and providing alternatives to car ownership.
April 22, 2013
Designed to accommodate customers making rail-to-rail connections, as well as bus-to-rail connections.
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