Catching up on CTA news from the last few days:
Higher cost for Metra-CTA Link-Up pass: The CTA last week raised the price of the Metra Link-Up pass by $6 to $45 a month from $39. The Link-Up pass is available only to Metra monthly pass holders. It can be used for unlimited travel on the CTA from 6 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 7 p.m. weekdays, and on Pace at any time. This price increase comes on top of the hefty Metra fare hikes set to go into effect Feb. 1.
CTA employees retires after 59 years of service. Mary Lyall, a recently retired CTA payroll processing clerk, earned the President's Commendation last week for 59 years of service to the agency. Lyall joined the CTA in 1952, when the CTA operated red streetcars and wooden ‘L’ cars. Her supervisor described her as a dedicated professional who “lived and breathed the CTA.” Congrats, Mary!
How the CTA prepares for bad winter weather. It seems like the CTA survived last week heavy snowfall without too much trouble. The agency wants you to know exactly how it prepares for adverse winter weather conditions. Learn how here.