Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool today proposed a $1.39 billion budget for 2013 that maintains current service levels, freezes base fares, and calls for modest reductions in discounts for CTA passes to bring them in line with other major U.S. cities.
Dashing through the snow and over the rail lines they go, Santa and his reindeer began their annual visit to Chicago November 23, on the CTA Holiday Train—now in its 21st year. The CTA Holiday Train is a festive and one-of-a-kind tradition that’s unique to Chicago and is a fun way to enjoy the city during the holiday season.
Following a six-week temporary closure, a more spacious and revitalized Berwyn Red Line station was re-opened.
After successful debuts on the Pink Line and Green Lines, the new 5000-series rail cars were added to the Red Line.
The Chicago Transit Board today approved a plan to add 57 new automated teller machines to all eight CTA rail lines, increasing the number of ATMs for customers by 72 percent. In addition, the Board today approved five new leases that include a new produce shop, a new pastry shop and three newsstand locations at CTA rail stations, all of which will provide additional customer conveniences for CTA’s growing ridership and assist the agency in its ongoing efforts to increase non-farebox revenue.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Pace unveiled Ventra™, a new fare payment system that will provide CTA and Pace customers with a new and more convenient way to pay for train and bus rides.
Mayor Emanuel today announced a new Free Fare Card Pilot program for students in five Chicago public high schools.
In a major initiative to reduce uncomfortable crowding and meet growing ridership, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is adding bus and train service to high-demand routes across the entire CTA network.
Mayor Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool announced today that ridership on the Chicago Transit Authority continued its upward trend in the first six months of 2012—with June marking the 16th consecutive month of ridership increases.
CTA’s newest rail cars now feature new LED display signs in colors corresponding to the transit system’s eight rail lines—another amenity to benefit customers.
In an effort to reduce future expenses and avoid additional impacts to rail service, the Chicago Transit Board approved an amendment to the existing design/build contract for the North Red Line station improvement project.
The Chicago Transit Authority today, through its partner, IMG, issued Requests for Proposals for the naming rights to the CTA Holiday Train, New Year’s Eve Penny Rides, Free Rides for Chicago Public Schools students on the first day of school, and CTA Bus Tracker and Train Tracker.