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08/22/11 RTA may announce lawsuit today ?on tax havensTuesday
By Marni Pyke - The Regional Transportation Authority holds a press conference today and is expected to announce it's suing to prevent companies headquartered in the metro region from moving their sales offices downstate to counties with lower taxes. FULL STORY
08/22/11 As rate hike looms, tollway workers get free I-PASS
By Marni Pyke - Hundreds of Illinois tollway employees don't have to pay tolls while en route to work. Meanwhile, the agency is considering toll increases to fund road repairs and new construction and today is the last day where you can speak up at public hearings. FULL STORY
08/19/11 What seniors need to know about new transit cards
By Marni Pyke - Seniors should have either a reduced fare or Circuit Ride Free transit card by now, advised Regional Transportation Authority officials Thursday. The program allowing everyone 65 and older to ride free on Metra, Pace and the CTA will be phased out... FULL STORY
08/18/11 RTA to spend more than $400,000 on customer survey
By Marni Pyke - The RTA will spend up to $435,000 to ask readers what they think of transit service. "You can never do enough of asking customers what they think of your service," RTA Chief Financial Officer Grace Gallucci said. FULL STORY
08/18/11 Our tolls on low end compared to other states'
By Marni Pyke - Daily I-PASS users already may wince at their credit card bills, but, compared with tolls in other states, Illinois commuters aren't so bad off. We pay about 3 cents a mile; it's 4.2 cents a mile in Ohio and 7.7 cents a mile on the Pennsylvania... FULL STORY
08/18/11 Illinois toll increases will create jobs, proponents say
By Marni Pyke - Foes of toll increases squared off against proponents of job creation Thursday at the Illinois tollway's first hearings into a controversial $12 billion, 15-year capital plan. FULL STORY
08/17/11 What it takes to direct air traffic from Aurora facility
By Marni Pyke - A rare up-close tour shows how controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration's Chicago Center in Aurora work. A good controller "has a Type A personality," veteran employee Toby Hauck explains. "You need to make quick, correct decisions."... FULL STORY
08/15/11 Atlanta beats O'Hare as nation's busiest airport
By Marni Pyke - The South wins the latest airport war, with Atlanta's airport claiming the "busiest" title over O'Hare. FULL STORY
08/15/11 'Plan B' opts for less painful toll hike in short term
By Marni Pyke - The Illinois tollway can fix its roads and build new ones at a fraction of the cost of the official plan, an agency official says. FULL STORY
08/15/11 Metra wants help to put defibrillators on trains
By Marni Pyke - Metra intends to put defibrillators on trains, but paying for the lifesaving units is another issue. FULL STORY
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