Topic : Chicago Transit Authority

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CTA adopts zero tolerance policy on phones, texting

Bus| August 6, 2009
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.

Chicago balances budget without cuts, increases

Bus| July 15, 2009
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.
Rail| April 13, 2009

Cricket to provide wireless infrastructure to Chicago

Company recently completed the installation and testing of its base equipment to the Chicago Transit Authority wireless infrastructure. Customers who use Cricket wireless services can now communicate throughout the red and blue line subways.
Bus| April 9, 2009

CTA honored as ‘Most Improved’ at Metro Awards

The transit authority achieved a 4.1 percent increase in rail ridership in 2008 compared to 2007. For 2008, the rail system recorded a total of 198.2 million rides – an increase of 7.9 million rides over the previous year.
Accessibility| March 12, 2009

Chicago Transit names Rodriguez president

Board also approved the appointment of Karen Walker as treasurer for CTA. In addition to her duties as treasurer, Walker will also assume the position of chief financial officer.
Bus| February 13, 2009

Chicago Transit announces largest expansion of Bus Tracker

Customers will have access to real-time service information for a total of 110 of CTA’s 153 bus routes — nearly 72 percent.

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