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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

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

Management & Operations| April 24, 2015

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

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.

Bus| August 28, 2012

Chicago Transit partnership offers free student rides

The three-year agreement is the first-ever multi-year sponsorship of the Chicago Transit Authority’s First Day of School Free Rides program. Sun-Times Media is contributing more than $150,000 to the program, designed to promote first-day attendance for Chicago Public School elementary and high school students.
Rail| June 6, 2012

Chicago Transit to reconstruct rail line

The project, one of the biggest CTA construction projects in its history, will completely rebuild the tracks and track bed on the 10-mile stretch of the Red Line known as the Dan Ryan Branch.
Bus| June 1, 2012

Chicago transit to upgrade bus fleet

As part of the Chicago Transit Authority’s plans to move toward operating an upgraded bus fleet in the next two years, the agency plans to buy 425 buses and rebuild more than 1,000 older buses in a nearly half-billion-dollar modernization investment.
Bus| February 23, 2012

Chicago transit to reform supply chain system

The Chicago Transit Authority’s overhaul of its system for managing parts and materials includes more stringent reviews of large or non-routine orders, steps to implement an electronic bar-coding system to better track items, and seeking qualified companies that can provide market expertise and industry best practices related to supply-chain functions.
Rail| December 1, 2011

Chicago Transit to reinstate workers, extend program

Individuals participating in the apprentice program include sheltered women who've suffered domestic abuse, ex-offenders who've been convicted of non-violent crime, and individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, among others.
Accessibility| November 1, 2011

Chicago Transit joins Facebook, Twitter

Also launching is the CTA Budget Ideas Board — an online feedback forum for the proposed 2012 budget — and the new CTA Updates, a subscription text/email service for customers to receive alerts on any unplanned events affecting service.
Rail| September 20, 2011

Chicago Transit plans to overhaul rail stations

The initiative, performed by work crews comprised of different trade workers called the "Renew Crew," focuses on providing repairs in a more efficient way, creating a cleaner, brighter and more appealing station that improves the customer travel experience.

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