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Chicago Transit Authority

For CTA riders, the other shoe dropping

CTA board cites ethics concerns over ad partnership with special events department

The Chicago Transit Authority board took part in some ethical troubleshooting Friday related to an advertising agreement with the city.

The item in question was a “co-promotional trade agreement” between the CTA and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events that allows the transit agency to promote programming and ridership initiatives at events like the Taste of Chicago and the Chicago Blues and Jazz Festivals. Each of those events draws an average of around 500,000 visitors per year.

Chicago picks Ashland Avenue for next bus rapid transit corridor

House wants to cut perks for CTA board, others

Rockefeller money fuels outreach for Chicago’s BRT plans

Community outreach efforts promoting Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago are getting a push from a newly awarded Rockefeller Foundation grant.

The national grant, announced on Monday, splits $1.2 million in funding between Chicago, Nashville, Boston and Pittsburgh to “support research, communications and community outreach efforts to engage and educate local stakeholders on the benefits of BRT.”

CTA agrees to accept minimum $14.25 million in settlement over buses with alleged defects

CTA scrambling to complete Green Line work before Red Line closes

Skepticism about CTA's Ventra card dominates state hearing

State hearing today on CTA's Ventra fare system