September 10, 2013
The CTA and Pace first introduced Ventra last month to select customers, including Chicago Public School students, U-Pass users and Chicago Card Plus customers. Ventra will replace all CTA and Pace existing fare media by Dec. 15, 2013.
August 29, 2013
Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) student Ventra fare cards are displaying $0 balances after money was loaded onto the cards online. The agency is fixing glitches as they hear about them. Ventra is scheduled to replace the current CTA and Pace fare-collection systems by 2014.
May 24, 2013
The contractor will operate the Village of Schaumburg’s Dial-A-Ride Transportation service beginning June 1, 2013. Will implement new technologies to improve service, including vehicle monitoring system DriveCam and the Trapeze scheduling system.
May 16, 2013
Chicago’s Pace Suburban Bus ordered 13 Commuter Coaches, with an option for 37 more. Meanwhile, York County, Penn.’s rabbittransit took delivery of three new MCI Commuter Coaches, and Beaumont, Texas’ Sun Travel Trailways received its very first MCI J4500.
February 1, 2013
Extended agreement by an additional five years. Titan will install approximately 100 new digital screens in the Chicago loop, replacing the static urban panels located at subway entrances and exits. This new addition to the agency's digital network will create unprecedented digital media access to the core downtown Chicago area.
January 28, 2013
Pace Suburban Bus and Lake County now provide a greater variety of destinations and times in Wauconda and Fremont townships as part of the Northwest Demonstration Project.
November 15, 2012
Balanced without fare increases or service reductions.
October 11, 2012
Calls for fares and service levels to remain steady for 2013 and for Pace to add new service in some areas during the year.
September 27, 2012
Beginning in summer 2013, Ventra will enable customers to pay for rides with contactless payment methods, including Ventra Cards; Ventra Tickets for single-ride and one-day passes; and personal bank-issued debit and credit cards equipped with a contactless chip.
September 17, 2012
The $2.5 billion initiative calls for issuing a series of bonds over the next five years, averaging about $500 million in capital improvement dollars each year. While each agency would be able to prioritize the projects to fund, the RTA has an existing list of backlogged projects it will reference before approving expenditures.
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