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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.


June 27, 2012

Mica, Boxer laud pending 2-year authorization bill

The tentative agreement establishes federal highway, transit and highway safety policy and keeps programs at current funding levels through the end of fiscal year 2014. If a majority of House and Senate conferees approve the conference report, both bodies are then expected to take up the measure before the end of the week, prior to the expiration of the current extension of transportation funding on June 30th.


March 15, 2012

Mineta Institute studies Calif. high-speed rail

Assesses the overall employment, education, and training needs associated with building and operating the state's high-speed rail network.


February 3, 2012

American Seating hosts VP Joe Biden

Toured the American Seating transportation plant, which makes bus and rail seats, and discussed with workers company leadership; local, regional and statewide dignitaries; and the Obama administration's plan to help businesses bring manufacturing jobs back to America by eliminating incentives to ship jobs overseas and offering tax credits for insourcing.


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