| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll.
Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Responding to a spree of brazen crimes that has spooked the public, Chicago authorities announced today that there will soon be many more eyes -- police officers and surveillance cameras -- focused across the CTA system.
Technology will play a leading...
| 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 17, 2012
| 9:49 AM
The CTA will spend $205 million to upgrade bus and rail maintenance facilities over the next three years with the goal of fostering major improvements in transit service, officials said Tuesday.
The modernization project includes replacing bus wash racks...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Once meant for public trains and buses, the untouched heaters, rod ends and spools of copper wire have instead collected dust for years at the Chicago Transit Authority's main warehouse.
But a cleanup is under way.
As part of the initiative to cut costs...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Caught by CTA inspectors with installing defective steel parts made by a Chinese supplier on new rail cars, officials at Bombardier Transportation tried to cut a deal with the transit agency to replace only the worst parts initially, according to an...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Millions more passenger trips taken on the Blue and Brown Lines helped boost CTA ridership by 3 percent last year, reaching the highest level since 1991, the transit agency said today.
The CTA ridership gain in 2011 over 2010 edged out the 2.3 percent...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 10:46 AM
The CTA today ended its 15-year-old ban on accepting advertising for alcoholic beverages in a move projected to generate an extra $3.2 million to the transit agency on its existing ad contract.
The CTA board approved an ordinance amending the agency's...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Some Red Line riders on the North Side will soon be faced with longer trips to their trains thanks to rolling closures at seven stations on the north end of the CTA's busiest line. Those stations are targeted for repairs and upgrades that will stretch...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Setting a timeline for the CTA’s No. 1 improvement project – the multibillion-dollar replacement of the Red Line – hinges on negotiations that will begin next week in Congress over a new transportation funding bill, CTA president Forrest...