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August 5, 2014

Chicago Transit: Crime down 34% compared to 2013

Since May 2011, the CTA has taken a number of steps to improve efforts in tackling crime on the bus and rail systems, including expanding police patrols and rail saturation missions on the CTA system and increasing undercover operations targeting pick-pocket theft rings and other crimes.


July 30, 2014

Chicago to restart railcar procurement with job-creating approach

Chicago Transit Authority's new solicitation for bids will ask manufacturing companies to disclose plans to create American jobs and opportunities for disadvantaged American workers, and evaluates the quality of their responses with a system of price credits.


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.


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.


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 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.


January 8, 2014

Chicago Transit to renovate Blue Line station

The project includes improving station and platform lighting; installing additional security cameras and CTA Bus and Train Tracker displays and making repairs to the station platform canopy.


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


November 20, 2013

Chicago Transit offers first look at new Red Line terminal

The $240 million reconstruction project, slated to begin in spring 2014, will create a facility that will serve as a community focal point and an anchor for economic opportunity on Chicago’s South Side.


October 1, 2013

Mayor: Transit key to Chicago's economic edge

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the featured speaker at APTA’s 2013 Annual Meeting Opening General Session on Monday.


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