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Chicago Transit: Serious crime down 26%

Security and Safety | February 18, 2015

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.

Chicago's Blue Line receives $120M TIFIA loan

Rail| February 11, 2015

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.

Management & Operations| January 22, 2015

Chicago RTA distracted 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.

Management & Operations| January 22, 2015

Chicago launches multi-year, multi-agency ad campaign

The transit agencies’ “Ride On” campaign highlights the benefits and convenience of riding public transit in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties — juxtaposed against the challenges drivers face in the more than eight-million resident region.

Rail| December 24, 2014

Chicago Transit Authority's 2014 Holiday Train

The 2014 Chicago Transit Authority Holiday Train is here! Santa and his elves will ride the decked-out train passing out candy canes and season's greetings.

Rail| December 24, 2014

Chicago celebrates newly renovated Blue Line station

The Damen station was modernized throughout to increase comfort for passengers and historic features of the station, which was built in 1895, were preserved.

Rail| December 9, 2014

Chicago breaks gound on $203M station project

The revitalized station will serve as an economic anchor for the historic Uptown neighborhood by stimulating local business and promoting job growth.

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