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CTA announces plan to strengthen bus operator training

Management & Operations| June 12, 2015

The changes are in line with the principles of a new safety framework being developed by the FTA, known as the Safety Management System. In November 2014, the FTA chose the CTA as the first transit agency in the nation to assist in the development of SMS.

Chicago bus driver who ran red light, killed pedestrian cited

Bus| June 5, 2015

Sources said the driver stopped fully for a red light at Lake and Michigan Ave., and then for an unknown reason, started driving through the red and caused the crash. Police are looking into whether the bus driver had a medical emergency while driving.

Management & Operations| May 27, 2015

[Photos] Chicago Transit Authority courtesy campaign features common customer complaints

Chicago Transit Authority launched its new courtesy campaign May 2015, which aims to encourage riders to be considerate of other riders. The campaign, featuring a series of messages to be placed on buses and trains, reflects some of the most commonly heard complaints from riders about the behaviors of fellow public transit passengers.

Management & Operations| May 27, 2015

New CTA courtesy campaign shames inconsiderate rider behavior

The campaign, featuring a series of messages to be placed on buses and trains, reflects some of the most commonly heard complaints from riders about the behaviors of fellow public transit passengers.

Rail| May 12, 2015

Video: Chicago Transit Authority: Ravenswood Connector

The CTA is taking the next major step in improvement work on the Ravenswood Connector, a project that will improve the speed and reliability of the elevated part of the ‘L’ between Armitage and the Loop, currently used by the Brown Line and Purple Line Express.

Published on Apr 10, 2015

Bus| May 12, 2015

New CTA tech aims to reduce bus delays, provide more consistent service

The technology, known as Bus Transit Management System (BTMS), provides real-time monitoring of bus movements and modern real-time communications between bus drivers and CTA’s Control Center.

Chicago Transit Authority veteran Carter returns to lead agency

Dorval Carter Jr., who will become the first African-American CTA president, most recently served as Acting Chief of Staff to USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx. He replaces Forrest Claypool, who is joining as chief of staff for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second administration

Security and Safety | April 29, 2015

CTA O’Hare accident caused by fatigue, misplaced track braking system

A fully implemented Transmission Based Train Control system would have prevented this accident by applying the train’s brakes and stopping the train before the train passed the red stop signal, according to the NTSB report.

Management & Operations| April 24, 2015

Mayor taps Chicago Transit Authority's Claypool for chief of staff post

Claypool will replace Lisa Schrader, who will leave the Emanuel administration after serving in the role for two years.

Rail| March 26, 2015

Chicago Transit replacing airport escalator damaged in train wreck

The train wreck, which occurred in the early morning of March 24, 2014, when the operator allegedly fell asleep, injured more than 30 people and caused roughly $9 million in damage. The lead railcar had to be cut up to remove it from the escalator.

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