Topic : Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago Transit secures $255M TIFIA loan for new railcars

Rail| April 4, 2016

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.

Chicago taps manufacturer for next generation railcars

Rail| March 10, 2016

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. 

Management & Operations| November 24, 2015

Chicago agencies release new Ventra mobile payment app

The app is the first of its kind to allow customers to pay for rides on all three transit systems — CTA, Metra and Pace — from their mobile devices, transforming the way people across Chicago take transit each day.

Management & Operations| October 27, 2015

Chicago Transit approves $1.475B budget with no fare hikes

The 2016 budget also introduces, builds on and accelerates several new initiatives, service improvements, and technology upgrades to benefit riders and improve the customer experience.

Rail| October 20, 2015

Chicago Transit completes first phase of 4G wireless project

Upon completion of the network upgrade, which is expected by the end of 2015, the city will be the largest city in North America to have a subway system with full 4G wireless coverage across its entire system of subway stations and tunnels.

Security and Safety | October 13, 2015

Chicago Transit expands anti-harassment campaign

The goal of the campaign is to promote awareness that CTA will not tolerate harassment on its trains, buses or other CTA property and to provide helpful information to customers who believe they are the victims of harassment.

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