Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about RTA

RTA: Pace and Metra Operate Efficiently But Collect Little Rider Revenue

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The Regional Transportation Authority’s newest report, issued last week, compares the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and Pace, to their respective peers around the country. The report found that the CTA is efficient, relative to rapid transit systems in Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C. The RTA also compared Metra, using 2014 performance figures, […]

RTA Report: CTA Runs an Efficient Transit System Compared to Peer Agencies

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This week, rapid transit headaches in Washington, D.C. and the Bay Area highlighted the need for better maintenance of U.S. public transportation infrastructure. However, a new report from Chicagoland’s Regional Transportation Authority suggests that the CTA is in a little better shape than its peers. On Wednesday, the D.C. Metro system was completely shut down for 24 […]

No Surprise: International Report Says Region’s Transit Not Up to Par

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Last month, a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development validated what Chicago researchers, a task force convened by the governor, and millions of customers have all said for years: Transit in Chicagoland is fragmented, inefficient, and far from adequate to serve the region’s transportation needs. The OECD, a “club of rich countries” that counts the […]

Bus to Zipcar to Divvy? RideScout App Makes Connecting A Bit Easier

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The number of transportation choices available to Chicagoans continues to grow, particularly as shared options like car-sharing and Divvy bikes become ever more popular. Yet these options can turn the simple act of planning a trip across town into a complicated exercise that requires weighing multiple factors, like cost, convenience, time, and ever-changing availability. RideScout, […]

Today’s Headlines

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NTSB Reports on O’Hare Blue Line Crash Causes, $9.1 Million Damages (ABC/AP, DNA) RTA Chairman Criticizes Quinn’s Transit Task Force, Asks for $5 Billion in Bonds (Sun-Times) CTA Re-Assesses Detours Around Blue Line, Will Post Larger Signs (RedEye) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Bicyclist in Evanston; Driver Caught (EvanstonNow) Cook County Population Booming, Like Other Metropolitan Cores (MPC) […]