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Chicago Union Station redevelopment plan receives fed assistance

Rail| January 18, 2017

The USDOT Build America Bureau and the City of Chicago are entering into an EmPA agreement, under which Chicago can work closely with USDOT with the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1 billion in federal funding for the project.

[Video] Riding Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line to Howard in Real Time

Rail| October 12, 2016

In the first-ever documentation of its kind, the Chicago Transit Authority has created a real-time ride along the length of each rail line. Shot in HD, you can now experience the 'L' like never before from the vantage point of the rail operator. You can even transfer between lines. Published on Dec. 19, 2014

Rail| September 28, 2016

CTA pulls at least 1 train after report of bed bugs

In a horror-tinged post to the Chicago section of Reddit, the rider posted a "PSA" to warn commuters of an apparent bed bug or lice infestation after spotting some small, white bugs on his seat and clothing.

September 14, 2016

How billions of dollars in transportation spending can transform our communities

Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent buying buses and railcars every year. Although the national unemployment rate has declined since the Great Recession, for low-income families and communities of color, the unemployment rate remains in the double-digits and good, family-supporting jobs can’t come fast enough. We need strategies that revive U.S. manufacturing and other industries that can create the kind of jobs we want.

Rail| July 26, 2016

Quester Tangent signs deal to equip Chicago railcars

Will deliver train monitoring and diagnostic systems, networks and engineering services for Chicago Transit Authority’s new 7000 Series rail vehicles.

Bus| March 14, 2016

Chicago Transit installs first bus tracker displays across city

Bus tracker LED displays have been added to 51 CTA rail stations.

Security and Safety | January 27, 2016

Crimes on Chicago Transit Authority decreased 25% in 2015

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.

Accessibility| January 7, 2016

Chicago takes next step toward making rail system 100% accessible

Over the next year, a working group consisting of City of Chicago, CTA, ADA and disability community members, architects and others will be responsible for outlining a high-level cost estimate and schematic schedule for achieving the goal of 100% accessibility.

Rail| December 30, 2015

Chicago completes wireless installation on Blue, Red subway lines

The network upgrade, which began in early 2015, now provides millions of Chicago subway riders a faster mobile experience throughout their commutes. The design and installation of the system created approximately 50 jobs.

Bus| December 22, 2015

Chicago launches the Loop Link

The new configuration will improve reliability and speed for six CTA bus routes that travel the corridor and extend benefits to neighborhoods throughout the city where these routes originate.

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