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  • CTA Belmont bypass plan could affect 16 buildings
  • CTA's proposed plan would create a bypass for Red and Purple Line trains at Belmont, but could affect more than a dozen buildings.
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  • The CTA is looking at two possible routes for the long-awaited Red Line extension south from 95th to 130th Street.
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  • CTA to bill Ventra for 15,000 free rides after glitch
  • The Thursday morning commute was a lot easier than the ride home Wednesday night for many CTA riders.
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  • As the CTA board prepared to vote on its budget Wednesday, riders were letting their complaints about Ventra be heard.
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  • Ventra is on hold, and many frustrated CTA commuters welcome the return to legacy systems: the magnetic stripe cards and Chicago Cards.
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  • Ventra is on hold -and for many frustrated CTA commuters that means a welcome return to the magnetic stripe cards and Chicago Cards that are being phased out.
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  • A lot of people are still waiting to get a new Ventra fare card in the mail.
  • Some CTA riders could get phone calls from the transit agency, if they have received Ventra cards but have not activated them.
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  • A semi-truck crashed through wall at a set of CTA Red Line tracks on the South Side at 69th and the Dan Ryan Expressway.
  • A semi-truck crashed through wall at a set of CTA Red Line tracks on the South Side at 69th and the Dan Ryan Expressway.
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  • CTA: Budget balanced without fare increases, service reductions
  • CTA President Forrest Claypool delivered the good news for tens of thousands of daily passengers on the systems trains and busses.
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  • Last weekday without Red Lines South Branch
  • Friday marks the last weekday workers will have to go without the South Branch of the CTA's Red Line. After five months, the stops from Cermak-Chinatown all the way down to the 95th-Dan Ryan station reopen on Sunday.
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  • Red Line back to normal service Sunday
  • After five months of major reconstruction, the South Branch of the CTA's Red Line will reopen on Sunday.
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  • Class-action suit cites Ventra, CTA issues
  • Problems with the new CTA fare system Ventra have triggered legal action.
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  • Banking
  • The Chicago Transit Authority is making it easier for PNC Bank customers to find an ATM.
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  • Ventra card roll out slowing for CTA
  • The Chicago Transit Authority is now slowing down its rollout of the new Ventra card fare system.
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  • Police: Thieves targeting CTA Orange Line parking lot
  • Chicago police say thieves are breaking into cars parked in a CTA lot in the 5100-block of South Pulaski.
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  • CTA: Ventra system may charge other credit cards
  • Unlike the current system, which is being phased out, Ventra is an open system where rides can be paid for either with Ventra cards or credit cards with contactless technology.
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  • Ashland bus-only lane planned from Irving Park to 95th
  • A heated meeting was held Tuesday night over the CTA's proposed bus rapid transit line along Ashland Avenue.
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  • Ventra cards in service on CTA, Pace transit
  • Ventra ambassadors are at CTA stations around Chicago to help commuters with the transit's new payment system. Pace is also using Ventra in the suburbs.
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  • CTA Blue Line service to OHare restored
  • Service has now been restored along CTA's Blue Line route to O'Hare following derailment near the Rosemont stop this morning.
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  • Service has now been restored along CTA's Blue Line route to O'Hare following derailment near the Rosemont stop this morning.
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  • A lot of people are still waiting to get a new Ventra fare card in the mail.
  • Ventra Cards will be rolled out for all Chicago Transit Authority and Pace riders Monday.
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  • The CTA says work will begin Sunday to eliminate more than two miles of slow zones.
  • The CTA says work will begin Sunday to eliminate more than two miles of slow zones.
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  • The Chicago Transit Authority is announcing that it will provide free rides to CPS students on their first day of school.
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  • The transit agency says it will eliminate the deficit with administrative cuts, not fare hikes or service cuts.
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  • A pick-up truck struck a CTA bus Wednesday morning on the citys Northwest side.
  • A pick-up truck struck a CTA bus Wednesday morning on the city's Northwest side.
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  • As the second week of the Red Line Reconstruction Project got under way, the Chicago Transit Authority was reminding riders that free shuttle buses are available to and from many closed Red Line stations to open train stops.
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  • Chicago police say a 17-year-old has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery.
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  • Chicago police have released surveillance images of suspect they is approaching girls on the CTA Red Line then touching their legs and trying to put his arms around them.
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  • A CTA Red Line sign is seen in this file photo.
  • The Chicago Transit Authority will break ground at the end of this month on its massive Red Line rehab project.
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  • The Halsted and Ashland-63rd Street Green Line stations will close Friday night at 10 p.m. and reopen Monday at 4 a.m.
  • Parts of the CTA's Green Line will shut down again this weekend as crews work to repair the tracks. The Halsted and Ashland-63rd Street stations will close Friday night at 10 p.m. and reopen Monday at 4 a.m.
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  • A CTA bus crashed into about 20 parked cars Friday after the driver lost consciousness.
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  • Ludwika Szynalik was seen on surveillance tape putting her bus on the rack and boarding.
  • The family of a woman who was struck and killed by a CTA bus has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement just as the case was about to go to trial.
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  • File photo: Forrest Claypool
  • The CTA has delayed the release of its 2013 budget while negotiations continue with its unions.
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  • Two new eight-car trains were added to the Red Line fleet Monday. The 5000-series cars feature aisle-facing seats and state-of-the-art technology that should create a smoother ride for passengers.
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  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed a five-year deal Monday with the CTA's construction and maintenance labor unions that trades cost-cutting work measures for a no-layoff guarantee.
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  • A controversial advertisement that some consider anti-Muslim began appearing Monday in the New York subway and could be headed to Chicago.
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  • The CTA still has its budget issues, but unlike most other public agencies these days, the transit authority is enjoying a revenue surge because of increased ridership.
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  • Discounted CTA fare cards will soon be available on Groupon.
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  • Surveillance images show a group of people getting off at State and Lake around the time of a robbery and assault on a CTA train.
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  • The Chicago Transit Authority plans to close all Red Line stops from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th Street for five months, starting in spring 2013.
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  • A group of railroad buffs got more than they paid for when the special CTA touring train they were on derailed Sunday.
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  • The CTA board votes Tuesday on its 2012 budget. It is not expected to include fare hikes, but it could change how riders pay.
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  • The Chicago Transit Agency says despite a massive budget deficit it will not raise fares or cut services for 2012.
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  • The Chicago Transit Authority says despite a massive budget deficit it will not raise fares or cut services for 2012.
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  • A search was under way for a sawed-off-shotgun-toting man who robbed several CTA Red Line passengers.
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  • The Chicago Transit Agency faces a big budget deficit -- a $277 million budget gap by 2012 -- according to CTA President Forrest Claypool.
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  • Big improvements are coming for CTA rail stations. The transit agency says it will give 100 of its 144 stations a facelift over the next year.
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  • The Loyola CTA station will soon see major improvements thanks to an award of more than $18 million in funding.
  • The Loyola CTA station will soon see major improvements thanks to an award of more than $18 million in funding.
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  • Trains on the CTA Red Line were disrupted for a short time Thursday afternoon when a man fell onto the tracks.
  • Trains on the CTA Red Line were disrupted for a short time Thursday afternoon when a man fell onto the tracks.
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  • Nine people went to hospitals with minor injuries Friday morning after a CTA bus got into an accident at Roosevelt and Central Park.
  • Nine people went to hospitals with minor injuries Friday morning after a CTA bus got into an accident at Roosevelt and Central Park.
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