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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.

Bloomingdale bridge construction to close Milwaukee Avenue this weekend

Illinois to sell hundreds of pieces of IDOT equipment

How does Chicago-area transit ridership compare nationwide?

Getting Around: CTA set to put all fares under Ventra

I-90 drivers can expect some changes Monday from Rockford to Elgin

No cars on Bryn Mawr? 'It would be ludicrous,' some say

Transit Task Force finance team recommends private-sector partnerships

At Friday's meeting of the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force, the panel's finance working group recommended more "private-sector partnerships" for the region’s cash-strapped transit systems.

Working group Chair Carole Brown, a managing director at Barclay's Capital and former chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority Board, said that "the private sector and other non-traditional transportation providers" should be allowed to compete with transit agencies for public money.

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Harrison Street Bridge to close starting Monday

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