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April 24, 2014

Chicago Transit using cameras to arrest vandals

Already in 2014, following several police surveillance missions and using images pulled from station and railcar cameras, police have made 60 arrests for graffiti-related crimes on CTA properties.


April 2, 2014

CTA, union clash over hours worked by operator before crash

The union representative said the operator had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the crash, while a CTA spokesperson said that she worked 55 hours and was off for 18 hours before her shift during which the accident occurred.


March 26, 2014

Chicago train operator asleep before crash, NTSB reports

The woman had been working as an operator for about two months and acknowledged she'd previously fallen asleep on the job in February, when her train partially missed a station, according to an AP report.


March 25, 2014

Chicago train crash caused by operator fatigue, union says

A union representative reported in a news conference that the woman said she had recently worked extensive overtime recently and was "extremely tired" at the time of the accident. NTSB says the train was traveling at a normal speed of 25 mph before it crashed.


March 24, 2014

Chicago train crash injures 32

Spokespeople said the cause of the crash was still being reviewed and there was no indication equipment issues played a role. None of the 32 people suffered serious injuries.


March 17, 2014

Chicago transit agencies will complete Ventra transition by July

The agencies and Cubic Transportation Systems have made several improvements to the system, from software upgrades to improvements to the Ventra call center.


March 13, 2014

Task force reviews 2 plans for Chicago transit overhaul

One proposal would consolidate the CTA, Metra and Pace into a unified entity. The other plan would place the transit boards under the direction of the Illinois Department of Transportation, which would essentially give the governor control of the transit system.


March 5, 2014

Chicago Transit adds new Train Tracker features

Enhancements will include adding alerts of relevant temporary service changes, such as planned service alternatives or unexpected delays, on most displays found at stations, including on platforms and in stationhouses.


February 18, 2014

Chicago transit to upgrade subway wireless service

Seeking proposals from pre-qualified bidders to upgrade the existing wireless network to 4G technology for Red and Blue Line subway tunnels.


February 13, 2014

Chicago Transit reinstates 2nd chance program

The railcar servicer apprentice program provides employment opportunities for ex-offenders, people completing substance-abuse programs, victims of spousal abuse and others.


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