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State hearing today on CTA's Ventra fare system

Chicago Riverwalk project seems a go

The federal government will give the city of Chicago a $100 million loan to extend the Chicago Riverwalk six blocks, a project that will connect the lakefront with downtown. 

“I want to make the Chicago River the next recreational frontier for the city of Chicago,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a press conference. Emanuel claimed that the project would generate 400 jobs, and catalyze small businesses from riverside restaurants to kayak retail shops.

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Central station developer, city pitch new Lake Shore Drive exit

Uber's cab-hailing app begins charging booking fee

RTA to roll out Ventra cards for reduced fare customers

The Regional Transportation Authority board entered into an agreement with the Chicago Transit Authority today to mail new reduced fare cards for seniors and people with disabilities when CTA rolls out its Ventra fare card system. CTA has said that riders will begin to use the Ventra cards this summer