Skepticism About CTA’s Ventra Card Dominates State Hearing

By Jon Hilkevitch, Tribune reporter April 1, 2013 CTA President Forrest Claypool on Monday appeared to alternate between playing the roles of disinterested party and pitchman for the new Ventra transit card’s controversial prepaid debit-account program.   Claypool told state officials at a public legislative committee hearing that no other…

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Better opportunity for a bright future

Gov. Quinn signs bill in South Holland creating rail district Mayor Don De Graff’s longtime dream of a Metra commuter rail line for South Holland and other southeast suburbs moved a step closer to reality last month when Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation creating the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District.…

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Southland transit district created

Chicagoland Southland Economic Development Corporation – Posted Mar 8, 2011, 11:18 AM by Mike Rizzitiello A new Metra line serving communities such as Chicago Heights and Glenwood moved a step closer to reality Monday after Gov. Quinn signed legislation creating the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District. Long envisioned by Southland…

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Riley Introduces Legislation to Protect the Rights of those Injured in CTA Accidents

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Rep. Al Riley (D-Olympia Fields) has filed legislation, House Bill 2424, that would prevent the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) from denying injury claims because of small errors on required forms for accident victims. House Bill 2424 will be presented before the House Judiciary I – Civil…

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