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September 11, 2014

Chicago Transit to overhaul 3200-series railcars

Will extend the life of the railcars and improve their performance, efficiency and reliability by replacing or rebuilding many of the railcars’ major components


August 8, 2014

Chicago Transit receives $35M grant for rail work

The CTA is the first U.S. transit agency selected for funding through the FTA’s new Core Capacity Grant Program, which is designed to help rail transit providers increase the volume of passengers or trains without expanding the footprint of the system.


July 14, 2014

Chicago RTA highlights accessibility of region's transit systems

Commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.


April 7, 2014

NTSB: Braking system sensor too far back in CTA train crash

The train was traveling at 26 mph when it passed a "trip stop" that activated the emergency braking system. The distance from the stop to the track bumper post was too short to stop the train because of its speed.


April 4, 2014

CTA fires operator who derailed train, launches new scheduling rules

She had been on the job for 60 days and admitted to dozing off before the crash, as well as overrunning a station in February, NTSB officials say. The agency may terminate an operator for two serious safety violations under its contract with the union for those workers. It is also setting limits on hours of operation duty and increasing minimum rest time.


April 2, 2014

CTA, union clash over hours worked by operator before crash

The union representative said the operator had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the crash, while a CTA spokesperson said that she worked 55 hours and was off for 18 hours before her shift during which the accident occurred.


February 26, 2014

Chicago Transit to kick off Blue Line improvement

Announced in December 2013, Your New Blue includes a number of track and station improvement projects along the 12.5-mile stretch of the O’Hare Branch between the Grand and O’Hare stations.


February 12, 2014

Report: Rail to airport connections a growing trend

CNBC focused on cities providing rail transportation to airports and how the trend has proven both convenient and financially beneficial.


November 14, 2013

Chicago RTA prepaid MasterCard cuts costs

Can be loaded with pre-tax deductions from customers’ paychecks to purchase transit fares. By using pre-tax dollars, riders save as much as 40% off their commuting costs each year.


November 14, 2013

Chicago transit 2014 budget freezes fares, preserves service

The $1.38 billion budget includes efficiency reforms and 1,000 new customer-facing jobs. This is the third consecutive budget that preserves capital investment in the transit system without diverting capital funds to balance the operating budget, a past practice that stunted critical infrastructure projects.


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