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July 14, 2014

Chicago RTA highlights accessibility of region's transit systems

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

Task force reviews 2 plans for Chicago transit overhaul

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

5-year Chicago study shows economy's impact on ridership

Chicago Transit Authority gained passengers, while Metra and Pace experienced modest declines.


November 14, 2013

Chicago RTA prepaid MasterCard cuts costs

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

CTA objects to credit rating downgrade

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

Chicago RTA to send Ventra cards to paratransit customers

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

Officials call for review of former Metra CEO's severance

RTA Chairman John S. Gates Jr. says he wants to staff to determine whether agreement is financially prudent.


May 24, 2013

Chicago RTA transitions paratransit to contactless fares

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

Report: Chicago rail TOD lags behind other cities

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

Chicago adds interagency signage, wayfinding

Designed to accommodate customers making rail-to-rail connections, as well as bus-to-rail connections.


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