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Chicago Transit to install LED signs at bus shelters

Bus| May 11, 2011
The signs will be strategically placed at bus stops, with at least one in each ward and where higher numbers of boardings occur, and also at busy transfer and connection locations.

CTA hires capital improvement program manager

Bus| March 10, 2011
In addition, its board approved a contract that creates a collection of 13 vendors that are capable of providing operations and maintenance support for the agency's information technology systems as needs are identified.
Rail| December 30, 2010

Chicago Transit to pilot 'Train Tracker'

Estimated arrival times will be generated through a combination of scheduling information and data collected by the CTA's QuickTrak program, which monitors signaling systems and indicates when a portion of track is occupied by a train.
Bus| September 30, 2010

Chicago Transit chief: No fare hikes, service cuts for 2011

The $1.337 billion proposed budget maintains current fares and service levels. The budget is $66.7 million, or 5.2 percent, more than the 2010 budget due in part to contractually required union wage increases, along with pension and healthcare obligations. These fixed increases were partially offset by management efficiencies that are expected to save nearly $54 million in 2011.
Bus| September 15, 2010

CTA implements further management efficiencies

Will save approximately $7.2 million in salaries and benefits by eliminating more than 70 positions — including more than a dozen at manager level.
Rail| July 22, 2010

Chicago evaluating magazine vending machines for stations

The vending machines, which are from Time Inc. and serviced by The Classic Group, dispense magazines such as People, Time, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly.
Rail| May 28, 2010

Chicago Transit Authority pulls new railcars

Railcars expected to resume passenger service on the Green Line in a few weeks after adjustments are made and the trains are tested without any passengers on board.
Rail| May 25, 2010

Chicago to equip all stations with cameras by May

After each station has at least one high-definition camera, additional cameras will be installed across the rail system beginning with the Loop stations and along the Brown and Red lines by this fall. All stations will have multiple cameras by the end of the year.
Bus| March 10, 2010

CTA to add ATM machines across system

The ATM contract will generate a total of at least $1.3 million over the next five years, and increases the number of ATM locations on CTA property from 77 to 97.
Rail| February 10, 2010

CTA to issue bonds for new railcars

Through a competitive RFP process, CTA selected Bombardier Transit Corp. located in Bensalem, Penn. for the contract.

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