April 2, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The railcar servicer apprentice program provides employment opportunities for ex-offenders, people completing substance-abuse programs, victims of spousal abuse and others.
February 12, 2014
The station work is part of the $492 million "Your New Blue" plan announced in December — the largest comprehensive investment for the Blue Line since 1984.
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