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Chicago Transit Authority expanding digital ad display program

Management & Operations| April 10, 2017

In addition to adding new screens, 159 of the CTA’s existing 283 digital advertising displays will be upgraded.

Chicago's Red, Purple Line extension plan lands $1B fed investment

Rail| January 9, 2017

The Full-Funding Grant Agreement with the FTA is the final step in securing the funding needed for the $2.1 billion first phase of the RPM project.

Rail| November 29, 2016

Chicago Transit's board approves $75M investment for Red Line extension

The investment will allow CTA to continue to move forward with preliminary engineering and analysis necessary to finalize the project alignment and to complete a final environmental impact statement.

Management & Operations| October 18, 2016

CTA's upgraded Belmont Station to feature notable architecture

The project will include a community gateway, architecturally enhancing the street-level entrance to the Belmont subway station, and will improve the bus arrival/departure areas to speed bus boarding and provide a safer, more comfortable environment for pedestrians.

September 14, 2016

How billions of dollars in transportation spending can transform our communities

Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent buying buses and railcars every year. Although the national unemployment rate has declined since the Great Recession, for low-income families and communities of color, the unemployment rate remains in the double-digits and good, family-supporting jobs can’t come fast enough. We need strategies that revive U.S. manufacturing and other industries that can create the kind of jobs we want.

Management & Operations| September 14, 2016

APTA announces new executive committee, board of directors

The new APTA chair is Doran J. Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, Calif. Barnes, who is the executive director for the system succeeds Valarie J. McCall.

Management & Operations| June 20, 2016

Chicago Transit to move forward with South Side transit investment

The new 95th Street Terminal is a $280 million project that will completely rebuild the Red Line South’s busiest station to create a safer, more-efficient environment for transit riders while creating a signature statement for the South Side.

Bus| March 14, 2016

Chicago Transit installs first bus tracker displays across city

Bus tracker LED displays have been added to 51 CTA rail stations.

Rail| March 10, 2016

Chicago taps manufacturer for next generation railcars

The new 7000-series railcars — the largest railcar order in CTA history — will be built by CSR Sifang America JV, which as part of its winning bid has pledged to build a brand-new rail car assembly facility in Chicago.

Security and Safety | January 27, 2016

Crimes on Chicago Transit Authority decreased 25% in 2015

Strategies include the expansion of the CTA’s extensive network of security cameras to more than 23,000, including multiple cameras on every CTA train and bus and at every CTA rail station.

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