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CTA's upgraded Belmont Station to feature notable architecture

Management & Operations| October 18, 2016

The project will include a community gateway, architecturally enhancing the street-level entrance to the Belmont subway station, and will improve the bus arrival/departure areas to speed bus boarding and provide a safer, more comfortable environment for pedestrians.

[Video] Riding Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line to Howard in Real Time

Rail| October 12, 2016

In the first-ever documentation of its kind, the Chicago Transit Authority has created a real-time ride along the length of each rail line. Shot in HD, you can now experience the 'L' like never before from the vantage point of the rail operator. You can even transfer between lines. Published on Dec. 19, 2014

September 14, 2016

How billions of dollars in transportation spending can transform our communities

Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent buying buses and railcars every year. Although the national unemployment rate has declined since the Great Recession, for low-income families and communities of color, the unemployment rate remains in the double-digits and good, family-supporting jobs can’t come fast enough. We need strategies that revive U.S. manufacturing and other industries that can create the kind of jobs we want.

Bus| August 19, 2016

CTA Wins 2016 APTA Innovation Award for Ventra Mobile App

The Ventra Mobile App provides one-stop convenience for transit riders who travel on CTA’s “L” trains or buses, Pace buses or Metra commuter trains – enabling the transit rider to plan, manage and pay for their journeys.

Rail| July 26, 2016

Quester Tangent signs deal to equip Chicago railcars

Will deliver train monitoring and diagnostic systems, networks and engineering services for Chicago Transit Authority’s new 7000 Series rail vehicles.

Management & Operations| June 20, 2016

Chicago Transit to move forward with South Side transit investment

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.

Management & Operations| June 3, 2016

New Chicago Transit program to preserve transit history

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.

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