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Chicago Transit to stop cleaning railcars during day

Posted on December 11, 2013

CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 308, is ending the practice of spot-cleaning CTA railcars when they pull into terminals in the mornings and afternoons at the end of the year, reported the Chicago Tribune.

The ATU said trains will be cleaned only on the midnight shifts starting at the first of the year, because the CTA is eliminating all morning and mid-afternoon jobs for car servicer positions, which was part of the agency’s ex-offenders program. For the full story, click here.

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