Posts tagged "transportation"

Gripes and guffaws: CTA’s flawed Ventra system hits low-income riders hardest

Gripes and guffaws: CTA’s flawed Ventra system hits low-income riders hardest
The Chicago Transit Authority’s rollout of the new Ventra fare card had a rocky time last week, after a series of technical and customer service problems forced the CTA to backtrack on its plan to stop issuing old passes. The endless thread of comments—mostly complaints–on the Chicago Transit Authority’s Facebook page, as well as responses... Read more »

South Side vs. North Side: Who got the worst of the CTA's doomsday service cuts?

Photo courtesy of flickr/Stephen Vance By many accounts, riders of Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains have brushed off the agency’s “doomsday” service cuts and still manage to make it to work without great difficulty, save the inconveniences of a longer wait, standing instead of sitting and leaving home a little earlier. However, an analysis... Read more »