Topic : Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago Transit launches 'Safe and Secure' program to improve safety

Security and Safety | March 1, 2018

Program will upgrade 3,800 system cameras to high-definition and add 1,000 new cameras; $33 million of improvements to be funded by ride-hailing fee.

Chicago Transit launches program to speed 'L' train commutes

Rail| February 6, 2018

The $179 million investment is being funded through a small increase in fees charged to app-based ride-hailing companies operating in Chicago.

Management & Operations| January 18, 2018

Chicago RTA approves 5-year 'Invest in Transit' strategic plan

New regional plan sets a bold, yet practical, vision for “public transit as the core of the region’s robust transportation mobility network.”

Management & Operations| January 8, 2018

Ill.'s Rockford Mass Transit District names new executive director

Michael Stubbe will be replacing Rick McVinnie, who has served as executive director for 25 of his 42 years with RMTD and will be retiring in 2018.

Management & Operations| December 14, 2017

Chicago Transit approves 2018 budget, includes first fare increase in 9 years

The Chicago Transit Board also approved a $2.7 billion five-year capital budget for 2018-2022, continuing more than $8 billion of historic transit investment completed, begun or announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel since 2011.

Rail| December 13, 2017

Chicago taps 3 firms to bid on first phase of rail line modernization project

The Walsh Fluor Design-Build Team, Chicago Rail Constructors, and the Kiewit Infrastructure Co. will submit design-build proposals for the project.

Technology| November 30, 2017

Elon Musk's tunneling co. to bid on Chicago airport transportation project

The project, unveiled Nov. 28 by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, aims to provide commuters with a 20-minute option to taxi or Uber rides, which cost between $40 and $60.

Rail| November 29, 2017

Chicago seeks proposals to build express train to O'Hare Airport

The proposed service is expected to cut the travel time down to 20 minutes, which is half the current time it takes to get to the aiport.

Management & Operations| November 22, 2017

CTA budget proposes $23M in cuts, fare increases after $33M cut in state support

Upon adoption, the fare increase will generate $23 million for CTA operations, while the capital budget includes a new revenue stream from ride-hailing fees that will pay for projects that improve CTA infrastructure and service.

Management & Operations| November 6, 2017

Report analyzes drop in Chicago bus ridership, offers low-cost solutions

From 2015 to 2016, bus ridership in Chicago fell by more than 15 million rides (5.8 percent), continuing a recent trend of fewer Chicagoans riding the bus.

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