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November 14, 2013

Chicago transit 2014 budget freezes fares, preserves service

The $1.38 billion budget includes efficiency reforms and 1,000 new customer-facing jobs. This is the third consecutive budget that preserves capital investment in the transit system without diverting capital funds to balance the operating budget, a past practice that stunted critical infrastructure projects.


November 13, 2013

CTA unveils renovated Loyola Red Line station

The collaborative $17 million project included station and track infrastructure upgrades, a reconfigured pedestrian crossing and a new open-air community plaza adjacent to the station.


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.


August 28, 2013

Chicago transit taps PB for rail construction, debuts ‘Train Tracker’ screens

The first projects authorized under the contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff are the south Red Line track renewal and station improvements projects, with construction costs of $220 million and $44 million, respectively.


July 11, 2013

90% using alternative Chicago Red Line services

The CTA recently completed an analysis of ridership trends of customers whose commute was affected by the Red Line South Reconstruction Project, a $425 million rebuilding of 10.2 miles of tracks and refurbishment of eight stations along the route.


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.


May 21, 2013

Chicago Transit begins $425M Red Line project

The reconstruction will speed up round-trips between 95th Street and downtown and provide South Side customers with a smoother ride and fewer service interruptions through better reliability and on-time performance.


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.


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