| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he'll use an expected haul of $8.5 million from “deadbeats and cheaters” who owe City Hall money to pay for more police and summer programs for children.
Chicago has collected $5.2 million in outstanding debt...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 3:12 PM
The CTA has eliminated 54 top white-collar jobs, all except three already vacant, in a cost-cutting move ordered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for city agencies to slash 10 percent of senior management positions, transit officials said today.
| Jul 20, 2011
| 5:57 AM
The CTA has ordered 300 additional 5000-series rail cars for $331 million, the car manufacturer Bombardier Transportation announced today.
The CTA has now ordered 706 of these rail cars, which feature aisle-facing seats, electronic signs and smooth...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to hire 50 full-time police officers to patrol rail and bus stations around the city.
The officers will come from the fall class of the Chicago Police Academy and will be detailed to public transportation by the spring of 2012....
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The city's top internal watchdog gave new Mayor Rahm Emanuel points for transparency tonight, but warned that government oversight remains too diffuse in Chicago.
Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's comments came at a forum hosted by Chicago Public Radio...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
As free rides on CTA, Metra and Pace end for most senior citizens in less than a week, transit officials today offered help, apologies and encouragement about how to use new reduced-fare cards.
The new process will be a chore to get started, but resuming...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today that he says will allow the city to more efficiently clean and repair Chicago Transit Authority train stations.
Teams of city workers and private contractors will work together, moving from station to station...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:43 AM
The Chicago Transit Authority has started installing electronic signs at bus shelters to inform riders when the next bus will arrive.
The CTA hopes to have the LED signs in place at 150 of the busiest bus shelters by March. The work is being done under a...
| Oct 4, 2011
The odds of experiencing a bad commute on the CTA are greater on Mondays and Fridays and during the run-up to rush periods, all because of canceled buses and trains, a Tribune examination of performance data has found.
The worst month for canceled runs...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:37 PM
The culprit isn’t always a horrible traffic jam when CTA customers wait 45 minutes for the next bus to arrive.
Such gaps in service are often due to an individual bus run, or even two runs in a row, being cancelled.
The No. 1 reason behind...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:08 PM
North Siders, pack that app up.
Riders on the North Side may not have to rely on CTA tracking apps, thanks to new electronic signs that display bus arrival information.
Mayor Emanuel announced last week that the CTA plans to set up 400 electronic Bus...