Today’s Headlines

  • Emanuel Says He May Refund Tickets From 2.9 Second Yellow Lights (Tribune)
  • CTA Making Second Attempt to Bid Out 846 Series 7000 Rail Cars (Tribune)
  • Transit Systems Will Test Out Ventra Mobile App in February (Sun-Times, Red-Eye)
  • NJ Company Claims CTA & Metra Infringed on Its Smart Card Reader Patent (Sun-Times)
  • Oak Lawn Man Charged for Several Sexual Abuse Cases Aboard CTA Trains in 2012 (Tribune)
  • Customers: If Metra Did a Better Job of Checking Tickets, They Wouldn’t Have to Raise Fares (Tribune)
  • Tattler: CTA Should Raise Fares to Fund Capital Improvements
  • Moreno Voices Support for Affordable Housing Development by the Bloomingdale Trail (DNA)
  • Van Driver Badly Damages the Night Ministry’s New Bus in Wicker Park Crash (DNA)
  • Active Trans Responds to the Trib’s “Ban Bikes for a Day” Op-Ed
  • Chicago Contractors Should Be Using Skid-Resistant Road Plates (Kevenides)
  • Why Does Bus Bunching Happen? (WBEZ)

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Tons of CTA Construction Projects Going on this Fall (RedEye) Man Killed in Humboldt Park is 4th Person Fatally Struck on North This Year (DNA) Driver Kills Pedestrian in Southwest-Surburban Rockdale (Sun-Times) Should Metra Be Doing More to Prevent Suicides? (Tribune) Opinion: Milwaukee’s Bublr Bikes Are a Better Deal Than Chicago’s Divvy (Tribune) Plan Commission […]

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$15M Belmont Blue Upgrade Will Include Permanent Prepaid Boarding (Curbed) Metra Proposes 5.8% Fare Hike to Take Effect February 1 (DNA) CTA Gets $400K Grant to Incorporate Divvy Info, Payment Into Ventra App (FTA) Ventra App Has Been Downloaded 1 Million Times (Tribune) Tribune Looks at the Transportation Lockbox Amendment Four ‘L’ Stations Will Receive Artwork […]

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Ventra, you may have heard, is the new fare payment system for Chicago Transit Authority and Pace. (Metra will not be joining the Ventra system, and is currently testing other fare payment methods.) CTA is switching to Ventra to save $5 million per year on maintaining outdated fare collection technology, according to spokesperson Lambrini Lukidis. […]