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Chicago Transit Authority

RTA chairman: Transit Task Force not ‘interested in facts’

Regional Transportation Authority Board Chairman John Gates responded Wednesday to recommendations made by Gov. Pat Quinn’s Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force to eliminate the agency, as well as the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and PACE, and then consolidate their functions under a single entity.

Under the current model of governance, each of the four agencies has its own board and executive staff. The task force called for the creation of one consolidated agency, where the CTA, Metra and Pace would be “operating divisions” without autonomous leadership.

Ventra cards become only way to pay starting July 1

CTA Board OKs manager for Blue Line, other capital projects

Chicago Transit Partners will continue its role as project manager of the CTA’s Capital Improvement Program through 2017, a position that lets the private company oversee everything from the agency’s Blue Line restoration - set to begin March 21 - to the Wilson Red Line station redevelopment.

The CTA Board on Wednesday awarded a three-year, $87.7 million contract to the firm, a joint venture between Northbrook-based Kenny Construction and the Los Angeles-based construction and management corporation AEMCO.

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Getting Around: CTA set to put all fares under Ventra

Blue Line reconstruction 'not going to be easy,' alderman says

Residential building at Logan Square stop 'just a concept,' says CTA

300 new CTA buses to help provide a smoother ride

Wilson Red Line station rehab moves forward as CTA, residents compromise

CTA to install 4G service in Red and Blue line tunnels later this year