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November 21, 2011 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
CTA riders, don't get excited to tap that pass just yet. The CTA board last week awarded a $454 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to devise a system that would allow CTA riders to use their credit and debit cards to pay their fares. Though the system is not expected to be implemented until 2014, Going Public has ID'd a few potential drawbacks to the proposal, which is a swipe in the right direction. > > Dollar back, ya'll: Cash would still be accepted on buses under the proposed system.
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November 21, 2011 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
CTA riders, don't get excited to tap that pass just yet. The CTA board last week awarded a $454 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to devise a system that would allow CTA riders to use their credit and debit cards to pay their fares. Though the system is not expected to be implemented until 2014, Going Public has ID'd a few potential drawbacks to the proposal, which is a swipe in the right direction. > > Dollar back, ya'll: Cash would still be accepted on buses under the proposed system.
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May 26, 2014 | Tracy Swartz, @TracySwartz and Going Public
If you were given an unlimited-use Ventra card for free, how often would you ride the CTA? If you're CTA board chairman Terry Peterson, the answer would be 17 times in eight months. If you're veteran CTA board member Alejandro Silva, it would be five times. If you're longtime CTA board member Rev. Charles Robinson, it would be zero times. About half of the seven-member CTA board rode the system regularly from August to April, according to information Going Public obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request for the number of times CTA board members and officials used their CTA-issued...
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February 27, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
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...
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June 4, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
'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...
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November 26, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz @tracyswartz and RedEye
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.
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