In an attempt to "restore trust in Northeastern Illinois public transit", Gov. Pat Quinn signed an Executive Order today to create an independent task force to analyze and revamp the mass transit system in Northeastern Illinois.
A month-long test of Chicago's new speed camera program shows the city could collect some hundreds of millions of dollars from fines in its first year, far more than the $40 million to $60 million originally projected by city transportation officials.
In the midst of a scandal that has rocked the Metra and RTA, prompting
four Metra board members to resign, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday he plans
to appoint an independent non-political panel to devise a “fundamental
overhaul” of the public transit systems.
Monday marked the first day for some Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
and Pace riders to use the Ventra card, a regional transit fare-payment
system that allows customers to use one card for both forms of public