Topic : Chicago Transit Authority

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

Management & Operations| November 22, 2017

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.

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

Management & Operations| November 6, 2017

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.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Dillard, Reed honored for ‘Distinguished Service’

Kirk Dillard and Kasim Reed were awarded for their public transportation work in Chicago and Atlanta, respectively.

Management & Operations| August 23, 2017

RATP Dev appoints senior VP of operations for western region bus div.

Robert Smith will oversee current operations in the western region, and will help expand new business into other states in bus, metro, and light rail operations.

Management & Operations| August 21, 2017

Cubic, Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra mobile app hits 2M downloads

The Ventra app, developed and launched by Cubic, CTA, and its transit partners in November 2015, is a free, first-of-its kind, truly regional transit application in the U.S. that allows customers to plan, manage, and pay for their journeys across three transit systems from their mobile devices

Rail| June 6, 2017

Chicago Transit Authority marks 125 years of 'L' train service

Trains began running on the city's first elevated railway on June 6, 1892, after the Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit Railroad Co. built the first elevated tracks from Congress and State to 39th, with trains of wooden passenger cars pulled by small, coal-burning, steam locomotives.

Management & Operations| May 22, 2017

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

Management & Operations| April 10, 2017

Chicago Transit Authority expanding digital ad display program

In addition to adding new screens, 159 of the CTA’s existing 283 digital advertising displays will be upgraded.

Rail| January 9, 2017

Chicago's Red, Purple Line extension plan lands $1B fed investment

The Full-Funding Grant Agreement with the FTA is the final step in securing the funding needed for the $2.1 billion first phase of the RPM project.

Rail| November 29, 2016

Chicago Transit's board approves $75M investment for Red Line extension

The investment will allow CTA to continue to move forward with preliminary engineering and analysis necessary to finalize the project alignment and to complete a final environmental impact statement.

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