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February 12, 2014

Chicago Transit awards $25M contract for Blue Line project

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.


February 6, 2014

Report: Chicago transit not serving region’s commuting needs

A task force created by Gov. Pat Quinn concluded that even some major job hubs “can’t be reached in a 90-minute commute” and described planning efforts as “haphazard.”


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


September 5, 2013

Task force appointed to reform Chicago area transit network

Gov. Pat Quinn asked the group to develop ways to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse at the CTA, Metra and Pace, as well as the oversight agency, the Regional Transportation Authority, and to streamline overall system operations.


November 26, 2012

Chicago introduces 110 mph rail service

The launch represents a historic step toward the establishment of a high-speed rail network in Illinois, one of Gov. Quinn's key priorities as he works to modernize the state's infrastructure.


July 12, 2011

Ill. Gov. pushes for universal transit fare card

Signed legislation requiring area transit agencies to come up with a universal fare card by 2015. The concept has been in discussion for several years. However, transit experts cite obstacles, including ever-changing ticket technology and Metra’s fare structure.


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