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February 26, 2014

Chicago Transit to kick off Blue Line improvement

Announced in December 2013, Your New Blue includes a number of track and station improvement projects along the 12.5-mile stretch of the O’Hare Branch between the Grand and O’Hare stations.


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.


December 5, 2013

Chicago Transit to make Blue Line improvements

The $492 million plan, called “Your New Blue,” includes several track and station improvement projects along a 12.5-mile stretch of the Blue Line O’Hare Branch between the Grand and Cumberland stations


October 21, 2013

Chicago Transit releases 2014 budget recs

Reflects the positive impacts of operational efficiency reforms by CTA management to reduce wasteful spending and manage day-to-day operations more efficiently. The budget also includes the 1,000 customer-facing jobs the CTA created in 2013 to better serve passengers.


September 30, 2013

Chicago Transit Authority enhances customer service with new initiatives

The agency operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. On an average weekday, 1.6 million rides are taken on the system.


September 18, 2013

CTA introduces rail safety campaign

The campaign features a series of messages highlighting the dangers of activities such as trying to retrieve items dropped onto the tracks, standing too close to the edge of a platform, or trespassing along the railroad right of way.


August 15, 2013

Chicago Transit Authority awards several contracts

Among announcements are overhaul of 3200-series railcars and $15.7 million of city tax-increment financing funds to make the historic Quincy station accessible to customers with disabilities.


August 8, 2013

Chicago's 2200-series railcars make last run

The CTA’s oldest cars are being retired as CTA continues to upgrade its rail fleet as part of an aggressive modernization and infrastructure plan by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool.


July 3, 2013

Chicago Red Line project making progress

Reconstruction project is among more than $1 billion in investment Mayor Emanuel has directed to improving the Red Line, the backbone of the CTA rail system, providing more than one-third of rail ridership.


June 27, 2013

Chicago to launch contactless fare system in August

The Ventra system will offer transit customers the convenience and flexibility of a modern fare payment system, including faster boarding, account management and value protection.


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