Topic : Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago to buy 125 new buses per Mayor's 'modernization' plan

Bus| August 13, 2015

The new bus order is part of a contract CTA awarded to Nova Bus in January 2013. The new buses will replace the oldest vehicles in the fleet – the Nova 6400-series buses, which were purchased between 2000-2002.

[Video] Lee Crooks, the Voice of the Chicago Transit Authority

Rail| July 22, 2015

Shot for "You & Me This Morning," Lee Crooks is a voice-artist and the man behind the announcements for the Chicago Transit Authority. Published on Apr 19, 2013

June 30, 2015

Can Courtesy Campaigns Curb the 'Trashing' of Transit?

It drives me nuts when people litter. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people throw trash out of their car windows while they’re driving. I’m always tempted to honk my horn when I see drivers slyly ditching cigarette butts through their open window. Listen up, people. We see you!

Bus| June 16, 2015

Woman claims she was on Chicago bus involved in fatal crash

Agency claimed the bus was empty, however, the woman’s lawyer said there is no doubt she was on the bus, based in part on her Ventra card data and a news photo that shows her at the scene.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2015

CTA announces plan to strengthen bus operator training

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.

Bus| June 5, 2015

Chicago bus driver who ran red light, killed pedestrian cited

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.

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