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October 28, 2014

Chicago transit, police unveil counterterrorism program

Through the new federally-funded initiative, teams of officers will be deployed to high-traffic CTA rail stations several times a week to conduct quick, randomized tests of bags to detect possible explosive materials — similar to efforts undertaken during large events in the city.


August 14, 2014

Chicago Transit adds more rail station concessions

In the past three years, the CTA has added 52 new retail concession spaces. The agreements are part of CTA’s continued effort to improve customer convenience and amenities while generating long-term revenue for the transit agency.


August 13, 2014

Chicago Transit to renovate 3 Blue Line stations

The $33 million station improvement plan for California, Western and Damen will provide customers a safer, more comfortable transit experience, and are part of the ongoing modernization of CTA train and bus service across the city.


August 5, 2014

Chicago Transit: Crime down 34% compared to 2013

Since May 2011, the CTA has taken a number of steps to improve efforts in tackling crime on the bus and rail systems, including expanding police patrols and rail saturation missions on the CTA system and increasing undercover operations targeting pick-pocket theft rings and other crimes.


July 30, 2014

Chicago to restart railcar procurement with job-creating approach

Chicago Transit Authority's new solicitation for bids will ask manufacturing companies to disclose plans to create American jobs and opportunities for disadvantaged American workers, and evaluates the quality of their responses with a system of price credits.


June 24, 2014

Downtown Chicago BRT pushed back until 2015

According to transportation officials, it's taking "longer than expected to complete the design" of the project and consult with building owners and stakeholders.


June 12, 2014

Chicago Transit: New 'L' trains not expected until 2019

CTA reworked the original specifications after only two manufacturers submitted bids for the 7000-series “L” cars, which are intended to replace all but the latest series of cars currently being delivered to CTA.


June 3, 2014

Ill. legislature approves transit ethics and oversight law

Makes several changes to the Regional Transportation Authority Metropolitan and Transit Authority Acts that the RTA has long held are critical to assuring that it is able to carry out its statutorily mandated oversight role.


May 27, 2014

Chicago Transit doubles vets on staff

The increases are the result of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool’s focused efforts to promote and expand the hiring of veterans.


May 5, 2014

69% of U. of Chicago students support U-Pass

Despite the support it is unlikely the university will implement a U-Pass program for the 2014-2015 school year because the deadline for adding a referendum to the SG elections has passed.


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