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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

Mayor taps Chicago Transit Authority's Claypool for chief of staff post

Management & Operations| April 24, 2015

Claypool will replace Lisa Schrader, who will leave the Emanuel administration after serving in the role for two years.

Security and Safety | February 18, 2015

Chicago Transit: Serious crime down 26%

Across the rail system, overall serious personal and property crimes decreased 24% in 2014. Robberies on the rail system decreased 26% in 2014 to 210 and have declined each year since 2011. Robberies on trains fell 23% and 28% at stations and platforms. Thefts decreased across the rail system, with the number of incidents down 31% on trains and down 12% on platforms and at stations.

Rail| January 28, 2015

Chicago retires 2400-series railcars

The cars, produced between 1976 to 1978, are being replaced as the CTA continues to upgrade its rail fleet as part of an aggressive modernization and infrastructure plan by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool.

Management & Operations| August 14, 2014

Chicago Transit adds more rail station concessions

In the past three years, the CTA has added 52 new retail concession spaces. The agreements are part of CTA’s continued effort to improve customer convenience and amenities while generating long-term revenue for the transit agency.

Bus| 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.
Bus| April 24, 2014

Chicago Transit using cameras to arrest vandals

Already in 2014, following several police surveillance missions and using images pulled from station and railcar cameras, police have made 60 arrests for graffiti-related crimes on CTA properties.
Rail| 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.
Management & Operations| February 13, 2014

Chicago Transit reinstates 2nd chance program

The railcar servicer apprentice program provides employment opportunities for ex-offenders, people completing substance-abuse programs, victims of spousal abuse and others.
Management & Operations| 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
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