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CTA, CPS enter Ventra partnership

Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool said on Monday that the new Ventra transit payment system will roll out as scheduled in August, but CTA has still not picked a specific date for introduction of the scanned card that will replace the Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus and can be used as a debit card.

Claypool’s remarks came after a CTA board meeting where members signed off on a five-year agreement with the Chicago Board of Education to provide Ventra cards as student fare payment cards to high school students.

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Exclusive: Ex-Metra CEO memo has explosive new revelations regarding Mike Madigan

I-55 work to require lane closures on Saturday

CTA temporarily closing Kimball Brown Line terminal

State House committee expresses concern about former Metra CEO’s severance package

Thursday’s House committee meeting about the separation package given to former Metra CEO Alex Clifford was nothing like the quiet, sedate affair conducted by the RTA board the day before.

Members of the Illinois House of Representatives mass transportation committee made their displeasure with the severance agreement apparent from the start of the meeting and grilled Metra’s lawyer and board chairman about it. Clifford received a severance package that could be worth $718,000 after he resigned in June when it was apparent that he would not receive a new contract.

Madigan denies pressuring ousted Metra CEO over raise

O'Hare accounted for 2 of the 5 longest flight delays in May

Ex-Metra CEO accused board members of pressing him to hire pals

Divvy bike usage soars to strong start in Chicago with 2,200 members

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