Topic : Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago Transit to move forward with South Side transit investment

Management & Operations| June 20, 2016

The new 95th Street Terminal is a $280 million project that will completely rebuild the Red Line South’s busiest station to create a safer, more-efficient environment for transit riders while creating a signature statement for the South Side.

New Chicago Transit program to preserve transit history

Management & Operations| June 3, 2016

The Heritage Fleet program was designed to ensure that vintage buses, railcars, and equipment are properly maintained and stored, and that the historic vehicles continue to be used for charters and other public events.

Management & Operations| May 18, 2016

Cubic Chicago Ventra program hits 1 billionth transaction

Ventra supports both account-based processing through an agency-issued smart card, as well as open payment which enables customers to “pay as you go” with bank cards they already have or through mobile payment platforms including Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay.

Rail| May 11, 2016

Chicago adds new elevator status alerts system

Customers can choose to receive notifications for individual lines or all rail lines, with information on when elevators are taken out of service for maintenance or repair and when they resume operation.

Rail| April 4, 2016

Chicago Transit secures $255M TIFIA loan for new railcars

The new vehicles will help meet growing ridership demand and improve security with up-to-date technology. Modernizing CTA’s rail fleet also will improve the reliability of transit service and give passengers a smoother, more comfortable ride.

Rail| March 10, 2016

Chicago taps manufacturer for next generation railcars

The new 7000-series railcars — the largest railcar order in CTA history — will be built by CSR Sifang America JV, which as part of its winning bid has pledged to build a brand-new rail car assembly facility in Chicago.

Security and Safety | January 27, 2016

Crimes on Chicago Transit Authority decreased 25% in 2015

Strategies include the expansion of the CTA’s extensive network of security cameras to more than 23,000, including multiple cameras on every CTA train and bus and at every CTA rail station.

Rail| January 21, 2016

Chicago's Metra customers use Ventra App for 1 millionth ride

The milestone was reached exactly two months after the app was launched by Metra, the Chicago Transit Authority and Pace.

Sustainability| January 19, 2016

Chicago Transit could add up to 27 more electric buses

Was cleared to switch an $8.1 million federal grant for 26 hybrid, articulated buses to 27 standard-sized electric buses under a plan approved earlier this month by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

Management & Operations| January 6, 2016

Chicago Transit expands Second Chance Program

The initiative provides valuable job skills and career opportunities to Chicago residents who often face challenges re-entering the workforce. 

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