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Crimes on Chicago Transit Authority decreased 25% in 2015

Security and Safety | January 27, 2016

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.

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

Rail| January 21, 2016

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.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

2015 Women In Transportation: India Birdsong

Birdsong says her determination and her ability to negotiate have been valuable skills.

 

 

Rail| September 10, 2015

Chicago approves plan to modernize outdated signaling system

This signal project complements the historic Ravenswood Loop Connector Rehabilitation Project begun by Mayor Emanuel in 2013, which has significantly modernized century-old track structure and replaced deteriorated track components.

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