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October 28, 2014

FMCSA awards $1M to train, place vets in driving careers

The grant program program was established by Congress in 2005 to expand the number of CDL holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving large trucks and buses.


October 9, 2014

N.Y., San Francisco best cities to commute without car

The study used ranked each metro region by how long it takes people to get to work: Jobs that can be reached within 10 minutes are worth more than those accessible with 20 minutes, and so on, up to 60 minutes.


August 22, 2014

Record number of workers building Honolulu rail

The number of people working on the island’s rail transit project grew to 1,238 during the second quarter, according to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. The number reflects the addition of 93 workers.


June 5, 2014

Fed program gives $100M to modernize, expand transit bus services

The funds are specifically for the purpose of connecting disadvantaged and low-income individuals, veterans, seniors, youths, and others with local workforce training, employment centers, healthcare and more.


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.


April 29, 2014

Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress

The “Grow America Act” reflects President Obama’s vision for a four-year surface transportation reauthorization bill that would create millions of jobs and lay the foundation for long-term competitiveness.


March 6, 2013

Congressional leaders push stricter Buy America rules

Under the Invest in American Jobs Act of 2013, all future highway, bridge, public transit, passenger rail, and airport projects financed by U.S. taxpayers would be stamped “Made in America” and crafted with American workmanship.


February 22, 2013

Chicago Transit to add 700 positions

The new customer service assistant positions will aid rail station customers in a variety of ways, from answering questions and helping customers with disabilities to handling or reporting problems with station equipment and facilities.


February 7, 2013

Chicago Transit adds 36 more bus drivers

Will operate the shuttle buses and expanded supplemental bus service the CTA will offer customers during the Red Line construction project, which gets under way in May 2013. The drivers will become full-time bus drivers following the conclusion of the project.


October 15, 2012

Chicago Transit graduates 36 new bus drivers

Nearly all of the new hires came to the CTA after they attended one of the agency’s three bus driver job fairs this summer, or heard or saw the advertisements for the fairs, all of which were held in the footprint of the Red Line project between Roosevelt Road and 95th Street.


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