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  • Transit chiefs: Concealed carry recipe for disaster Feb 20, 2013 6:47 PM
    Transit agencies across the region say allowing riders to carry concealed weapons is dangerous. The CTA, Pace and Metra oppose changes in the law, currently under discussions in the General Assembly following a court order.

  • RTA vote allows CTA borrowing Jan 16, 2013 3:54 PM
    RTA directors are giving the CTA a green light to borrow $1 billion over the next three years for improvements, overriding some suburban directors' fears that funding for Metra and Pace would suffer if the CTA couldn't pay back its loans.

  • Pace settles lawsuit in Geneva man injured on bus Jan 4, 2013 5:03 PM
    Pace bus service has settled a lawsuit filed by Geneva Township Assessor Denise LaCure after she argued that husband's wheelchair broke free from a bus bracket system on October 2009, causing him to break his hip and later die of a stroke. David R. LaCure, former St. Charles police officer and part-time Sugar Grove firefighter, was 61 when he died on Feb. 7, 2010.

  • Hanover Park to host transit service study open house Oct 22, 2012 4:16 PM
    Hanover Park will host an open house on the village’s County Farm Road Transit Service Study at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at village hall, 2121 Lake St., Hanover Park.

  • City-suburbs transit turf spat resolved — for now Oct 10, 2012 5:06 PM
    The fight's over for now. Pace, the Chicago Transit Authority and Metra have resolved a dispute over funding that could have caused a transit "Armageddon." But some fear more power struggles in the future between Chicago and the CTA on one side and the suburbs with Metra and Pace on the other.

  • Funding feud could lead to transit 'Armageddon,' RTA chief says Oct 8, 2012 5:55 AM
    There's hope the feud between the Chicago Transit Authority, Pace suburban bus division and Metra commuter rail over about $184.8 million in discretionary sales tax funds plus a $17 million surplus from 2011 will be resolved, but you never really know. ”Now you have a deal, but the next day — you may not have a deal,” said RTA Chairman John Gates.

  • Pace launches call-n-ride in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows Oct 2, 2012 11:34 AM
    Pace launched a new call-n-ride service for Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows residents on Monday, company officials said. The Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows call-n-ride is a reservation-based shared ride service that picks up passengers and takes them within town, Steve Andrews, Pace community relations representative, told the Arlington Heights village board on Monday.

  • RTA merger proposal draws objections Oct 3, 2012 7:06 AM
    Can a civic group pressure the Regional Transportation Authority to merge with another government organization? Metropolis Strategies thinks it can, arguing that the status quo is unacceptable. But the RTA argues that such plans are unworkable and unhelpful in the midst of the latest transit crisis.

  • Power struggle over transit continues Sep 28, 2012 2:32 PM
    It was the fastest RTA meeting on record Friday. It took just minutes for officials to announce no resolution between the CTA, Pace and Metra on 2013 budget issues and adjourn. But they promised a solution soon.

  • Editorial: RTA needs to be fair to Metra, Pace Sep 18, 2012 5:00 AM
    A dispute over funding between the CTA, Metra and Pace is potentially renewing old rivalries bewteen the city and suburbs. Suburban members of the RTA want an amount that is fair and a Daily Herald editorial agrees with them.

  • More service, new buses, no fare hikes in Pace budget Sep 13, 2012 4:02 PM
    After years of frugality, Pace is talking about adding bus service in Lake County and Aurora and on I-90. No fare hikes are expected next year when, for a change, the budget news is not so bad. Pace financial planners estimated operating expenses for its suburban bus program will be $207.8 million in 2013, compared to $192.7 million in 2012.

  • Transit writer takes ride on wild side — almost Sep 10, 2012 5:23 AM
    I get my kicks on Route 855. It’s my kind of maverick, stick-it-to-the-man Pace bus. Now, if you’ve ever sat stupefied in a Pace bus as it bumbles through suburban traffic, going rogue is the last thing you associate with a Pace commute. But Route 855 is special. Why? Shoulder-riding. On the Stevenson Expressway (I-55).

  • Fox Lake cancels senior shuttle service due to escalating cost Aug 21, 2012 3:54 PM
    A sluggish economy, high maintenance costs and redundant programs are behind a decision to discontinue the Fox Lake Senior Shuttle Service, village officials said. Village Administrator Nancy Schuerr said village officials elected to end the 12-year-old shuttle van service in early August to save the village the $50,000 annual maintenance and staff cost.

  • Solving your pressing transit mysteries Aug 6, 2012 5:14 AM
    Pace Cubs bus quirks, incorrect stamps on Metra passes, tollway oasis beefs - this week's In Transit column looks at your questions on transportation. Batting first is Cubs fan Richard Bauer of Wheaton, who says Pace’s Wrigley Field Express bus is a home run on the way to the game, but the route home is a curve ball. The round-trip bus picks up suburbanites in Lombard and Schaumburg.

  • Budget problems loom for paratransit Jul 1, 2012 7:53 AM
    Once again, Pace is challenged to balance its budget for providing rides to disabled passengers. And a new influx of cash from sales taxes isn't enough. "We need to monitor this throughout the year," RTA Chairman John S. Gates Jr. said.

  • Traveling over the holiday? Watch for schedule changes July 3, 4 Jun 29, 2012 6:15 PM
    If you are taking public transportation on July 3 or 4, keep in mind that Metra is changing its train schedules both days, and Pace is changing some routes on July 4.

  • Satisfaction doesn’t come cheap for transit riders Jun 11, 2012 6:17 PM
    Transit customers are generally satisfied with their Metra, Pace and CTA service - with some quibbles. Riders said cleanliness, timeliness and whether they can hear announcements cause angst.

  • Pace joins CTA in universal fare system Jun 8, 2012 1:10 PM
    Commuters who use both Pace and CTA know what a pain it can be to deal with separate fare systems. But a new deal between the agencies will not only provide an uninterrupted transfer but enable riders to jump on Pace buses and CTA trains with a wave of their credit card or smartphone. Pace directors Wednesday approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Chicago Transit Authority coordinating an open fare system for both. “It's the dawn of a universal fare card,” Pace chief counsel Thomas Ciecko said.

  • Turf war causing transit gridlock in suburbs? Jun 4, 2012 5:45 AM
    Seems like I was just scarfing down free coffee at a transportation Earth Day Summit, where leaders from Pace, Metra, the CTA and RTA noshed on bagels and commiserated over funding shortfalls. It was a wonky lovefest. But that's so yesterday. Since then, the CEOs of Pace, Metra and CTA unfriended the Regional Transportation Authority in a saucy letter stating the agency is an overstaffed, bureaucratic pain in the bus.

  • CTA, Metra and Pace snap back at RTA cost-cutting plan May 30, 2012 5:48 PM
    Consolidating and coordinating certain functions at the CTA, Metra, Pace and Regional Transportatin Authority could save money, RTA Chairman John Gates argues. But the three transit agencies are fighting back, saying the RTA needs to look in the mirror and trim some budget fat.

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