Topic : Chicago Transit Authority

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

Bus| May 12, 2015

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.

Security and Safety | February 18, 2015

Chicago Transit: Serious crime down 26%

Across the rail system, overall serious personal and property crimes decreased 24% in 2014. Robberies on the rail system decreased 26% in 2014 to 210 and have declined each year since 2011. Robberies on trains fell 23% and 28% at stations and platforms. Thefts decreased across the rail system, with the number of incidents down 31% on trains and down 12% on platforms and at stations.

Rail| February 11, 2015

Chicago's Blue Line receives $120M TIFIA loan

Significant upgrades to the track, power supply, and signal system along the 19-mile stretch of the Blue Line between the Loop and O’Hare Airport stations will reduce and eliminate “slow zones,” resulting in faster, more reliable service.

Rail| February 5, 2015

Deal to bring wireless network to Chicago subway reached

T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have collectively agreed to fund the entire upgrade related to the design and construction of a next-generation Distributed Antenna System capable of supporting the latest 4G wireless networks and mobile devices on the Chicago Transit Authority's system.

Rail| January 28, 2015

Chicago retires 2400-series railcars

The cars, produced between 1976 to 1978, are being replaced as the CTA continues to upgrade its rail fleet as part of an aggressive modernization and infrastructure plan by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool.

Management & Operations| January 22, 2015

Chicago RTA laugh track ad

The Chicago Regional Transportation Authority, in conjunction with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace Suburban Bus, is launching a multi-year marketing campaign to improve public awareness and perception of public transportation, and to attract new transit riders, to the system in the RTA’s six-county region.

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