Here are some CTA news items from the last few days:
Big hitch in free rides for seniors? Due to a state budget cut, starting July 1 there will be no way for the Regional Transportation Authority to certify seniors to get free rides, according to a Crain's report by Greg Hinz. The State Legislature stopped funding the Circuit Breaker program, whose income levels the RTA used to certify that seniors could ride free. Oopsie! All seniors and disabled persons still can ride for half price with proper credentials.
95th Street station to get $240 million remake. The busiest bus and rail station on the South Side will get a new look by 2014, according to the Sun-Times. They got the exclusive, so read the details there.
Four days left for Groupon 3-day pass deal. Time is running out to buy Groupon's first batch of discounted three-day CTA passes. The pass that regularly costs $14 can be had for $9 at Groupon. Read how it's a bargain, and what the deal means for the CTA. More than 5,000 were sold as of Tuesday evening. I suspect they will go back on sale again, given that Groupon paid the CTA $1.9 million for 250,000 passes.