Category: 2015 budget

CTA, RTA team up to lobby feds for funds, while state cuts loom

With the CTA about to potentially feel a big budget hit in state funding, the transit agency and its parent Regional Transportation Authority teamed with Illinois reps and senators to call on Congress to provide consistent long-term funding for transit. From the release: [The April 9 news conference] focused on Move Ahead for Progress in... Read more »

Gov. Rauner's budget cuts could mean CTA fare hike; let the class war begin

The CTA would face $105 million cut in state funding under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal – a 7 percent hit to its overall operating budget. The Tribune reported this response from a CTA spokesperson: “Although CTA officials said it was too early to talk specifically about service cuts or fare hikes, (Brian) Steele said... Read more »

Details on added CTA rail service; 2 electric buses added to fleet

As part of its 2015 budget announcement, the CTA noted it was adding trains to rush hour service on some lines. Here are the details. Some extra service already has been added in the last month. On September 29, additional rush-period service was added on the Red, Brown and Purple Lines: Red Line: 2 AM... Read more »

No fare increase, more rush hour trains - CTA 2015 budget

The CTA today released a proposed budget for 2015 that holds the line on fares and adds trains at rush hour on four of the agency’s eight rail lines. Under the $1.44 billion budget, the CTA is expecting rail ridership to grow by more than 2 million rides over this year. And it will add... Read more »