Topic : Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago Transit unveils budget recommendations

Bus| October 14, 2009
Identified three areas that have contributed to the shortfall: declining public funding, union contracts and pension obligations.

CTA takes delivery of 58 stimulus-funded buses

Bus| September 22, 2009
The 60-foot hybrid articulated buses are at least 30 percent more fuel efficient than the non-hybrid buses they replaced and are 60 percent lower in emissions.
Rail| August 31, 2009

PB wins Chicago Blue Line contract

Responsible for schedule and cost control and quality/safety assurance, as well as construction supervision, inspection and documentation.
Bus| August 14, 2009

CTA outlines new fare collection project

Contact-less fare payment system would reduce the need for customers to carry cash or have the right denomination or currency to ride the system.
Bus| August 6, 2009

CTA adopts zero tolerance policy on phones, texting

Under the new policy, the use of a personal electronic device by bus or rail personnel while operating a CTA vehicle or equipment is a dischargeable offense.
Bus| July 15, 2009

Chicago balances budget without cuts, increases

Strong performance in both ridership and revenue in the first half of the year, coupled with strict cost controls enabled the CTA to balance the budget without implementing service reductions.
Rail| July 2, 2009

L.B. Foster to equip CTA rail

The supplier has begun delivery of 80-foot rail sections, direct fixation (DFF) fasteners, insulated joints and contact rail insulators for the construction on the project, which will eliminate slow zones on CTA's Blue Line.
Bus| June 22, 2009

Chicago RTA launches multi-modal trip planner

Chicago RTA's new multi-modal trip planning tool provides side-by-side comparisons of transit, driving and walking travel options. It includes Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace routes.
Bus| May 13, 2009

CTA expands partnership with Zipcar

Service complements local environmental and transportation goals with its commitment to reduce vehicle miles traveled, carbon emissions and congestion in Chicago.
Rail| April 22, 2009

ARRA to fund Chicago Transit track replacement

The $87.8 million project will create approximately 400 jobs locally over the course of the project through the construction contractor.

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