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Chicago takes next step toward making rail system 100% accessible

Accessibility| January 7, 2016

Over the next year, a working group consisting of City of Chicago, CTA, ADA and disability community members, architects and others will be responsible for outlining a high-level cost estimate and schematic schedule for achieving the goal of 100% accessibility.

Chicago completes wireless installation on Blue, Red subway lines

Rail| December 30, 2015

The network upgrade, which began in early 2015, now provides millions of Chicago subway riders a faster mobile experience throughout their commutes. The design and installation of the system created approximately 50 jobs.

Mobility| December 22, 2015

Chicago launches the Loop Link

The new configuration will improve reliability and speed for six CTA bus routes that travel the corridor and extend benefits to neighborhoods throughout the city where these routes originate.

Management & Operations| October 27, 2015

Chicago Transit approves $1.475B budget with no fare hikes

The 2016 budget also introduces, builds on and accelerates several new initiatives, service improvements, and technology upgrades to benefit riders and improve the customer experience.

Security and Safety | October 13, 2015

Chicago Transit expands anti-harassment campaign

The goal of the campaign is to promote awareness that CTA will not tolerate harassment on its trains, buses or other CTA property and to provide helpful information to customers who believe they are the victims of harassment.

Rail| September 10, 2015

Chicago approves plan to modernize outdated signaling system

This signal project complements the historic Ravenswood Loop Connector Rehabilitation Project begun by Mayor Emanuel in 2013, which has significantly modernized century-old track structure and replaced deteriorated track components.

Bus| August 13, 2015

Chicago to buy 125 new buses per Mayor's 'modernization' plan

The new bus order is part of a contract CTA awarded to Nova Bus in January 2013. The new buses will replace the oldest vehicles in the fleet – the Nova 6400-series buses, which were purchased between 2000-2002.

University| July 20, 2015

Chicago Transit, Northwestern U. announce transportation partnership

Beginning this fall, the university is replacing the service provided by its Ryan Field Shuttle with the CTA’s #201 Central/Ridge bus route, which will offer university faculty, students and employees with more frequent service, longer service hours, and extended routing.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2015

CTA announces plan to strengthen bus operator training

The changes are in line with the principles of a new safety framework being developed by the FTA, known as the Safety Management System. In November 2014, the FTA chose the CTA as the first transit agency in the nation to assist in the development of SMS.

Chicago Transit Authority veteran Carter returns to lead agency

Dorval Carter Jr., who will become the first African-American CTA president, most recently served as Acting Chief of Staff to USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx. He replaces Forrest Claypool, who is joining as chief of staff for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second administration

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