February 27, 2013 |
A single rail ride could cost $3 if the rider pays with cash when the CTA unveils its new open fare payment system Ventra this summer. The CTA is proposing a 50-cent "limited use media fee" for disposable single ride tickets. The $3 would cover $2.25 rail fare, a 25-cent transfer and the 50-cent fee, CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said. Riders would pay the 25-cent transfer fee whether they make a connection or not. Starting this summer, riders will be able to use their debit/credit cards, a Ventra card, disposable unlimited passes or single-ride passes to pay for their rail...
June 4, 2012 |
'13 is bound to be an unlucky number for many South Side Red Line riders. The CTA announced Monday that it will shut down the Red Line from the Cermak-Chinatown station to the 95th Street stop for five months, starting in May 2013. The agency will reconstruct the corresponding 43-year-old track and make the Garfield, 63rd Street and 87th Street stations accessible for riders with disabilities. In the interim, the 50,000 riders who use the South Side Red Line each weekday will be relegated to shuttle buses and/or the Green Line, which runs parallel to...
November 26, 2012 |
About a quarter of a million travelers were expected to pass through O'Hare on Sunday as the holiday weekend drew to a close. It's days like those that will be a windfall for the CTA next year - but more expensive for some Chicagoans and their families. The agency last week proposed CTA riders pay $5 to hop on the Blue Line from O'Hare. Riders with 30-day passes and other unlimited cards would be exempt from this surcharge, but passengers who pay per ride, either through Chicago Cards or fare cards preloaded with cash, would have to pony up the extra $2.75.