Posts tagged "Pace"

After more than three decades of dithering, a universal fare card for CTA, Metra and Pace riders?

When voters narrowly approved the creation of the Regional Transportation Authority 37 long years ago, one of the promised benefits was a universal fare card that could be used on the CTA, commuter rail lines and suburban buses. That wasn’t the main reason the RTA was created—it was to provide subsidies principally to the CTA—but... Read more »

Seniors' free rides may end. Yes!

A House committee has approved legislation that would roll back the free transit rides for seniors program pushed through by ex-Gov, Rod Blagojevich. The committee vote, 19-4, indicates that enough House members may have found the courage to end the controversial program. Under the measure, sponsored by Rep. Suzie Bassi, seniors would return to paying... Read more »

Racial pandering on the CTA

Once again, the big, bad, white suburbs are victimizing poor, minority Chicagoans. That’s the underlying logic of a class action suit brought against the state, RTA and Metra by a public interest law firm that hasn’t a clue about the Pandora’s Box that it is opening. According to the suit, filed Wednesday in federal court,... Read more »
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