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June 24, 2014

Downtown Chicago BRT pushed back until 2015

According to transportation officials, it's taking "longer than expected to complete the design" of the project and consult with building owners and stakeholders.


June 12, 2014

Chicago Transit: New 'L' trains not expected until 2019

CTA reworked the original specifications after only two manufacturers submitted bids for the 7000-series “L” cars, which are intended to replace all but the latest series of cars currently being delivered to CTA.


June 3, 2014

Ill. legislature approves transit ethics and oversight law

Makes several changes to the Regional Transportation Authority Metropolitan and Transit Authority Acts that the RTA has long held are critical to assuring that it is able to carry out its statutorily mandated oversight role.


May 27, 2014

Chicago Transit doubles vets on staff

The increases are the result of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool’s focused efforts to promote and expand the hiring of veterans.


May 5, 2014

69% of U. of Chicago students support U-Pass

Despite the support it is unlikely the university will implement a U-Pass program for the 2014-2015 school year because the deadline for adding a referendum to the SG elections has passed.


May 1, 2014

Chicago Transit closes $79M TIFIA loan

As part of the CTA 2013-2017 Capital Improvement Plan, the 9.4 mile Dan Ryan Branch of the CTA Red Line is being fully reconstructed. Improvements to the terminal will mean better bus and rail connections and reduced travel congestion and delays.


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.


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