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Ventra Deadline: It's About To Get A Lot Harder For CTA Riders To Avoid New Payment System

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    Still holding out on signing up for Ventra, the CTA and Pace's new payment system, amid reports of its clunky rollout? Registered but still waiting for your card (perhaps because this guy has all of them)? Well, your commute is about to get more complicated.

    Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, new magnetic strip cards will not be available at any

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    CTA changes procedures after runaway train crash

    Chicago Train Crash

    Authorities inspect the wreckage of two Chicago Transit Authority trains that crashed Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Forest Park, Ill. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green)

     

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority has told employees to take a series of precautionary steps to keep out-of-service, unmanned trains from moving along the tracks.

    The guidance

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    CTA changes procedures after runaway train crash

    Chicago Train Crash

    Authorities inspect the wreckage of two Chicago Transit Authority trains that crashed Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Forest Park, Ill. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green)

     

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority has told employees to take a series of precautionary steps to keep out-of-service, unmanned trains from moving along the tracks.

    The guidance

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    CTA Blue Line Crash Investigation: Sabotage All But Ruled Out, First Lawsuit Filed

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      Just three days after the "ghost train" collision that injured 33 people on the CTA Blue Line in Chicago, the first lawsuit was filed by a passenger hurt in the bizarre crash.

       

      The Associated Press reports passenger Kim Quatch is seeking at least $50,000 in damages in the collision.

       

      Meanwhile, the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago