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Forrest Claypool

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  • CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch

     CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch
    Even before his first day on the job in spring 2011, CTA President Forrest Claypool said his top priority was to clean up the transit agency, in large part by sweeping out rule-breakers and employees who failed to regularly show up for work. He hasn't...
  • CTA hirings and dismissals

    This week’s story by Tribune reporters Alex Richards and Jon Hilkevitch (“CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool’s watch,” News, Oct. 14) briefly mentions the more than 1,000 new, good-paying union positions the CTA has...
  • Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February

    Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February
    Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in February on...
  • Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace

    Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace
    CTA, Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year.  Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in...
  • When will Ventra innovation arrive?

    When will Ventra innovation arrive?
    Here's an idea for next week's Chicago Ideas Week: Try to create a Chicago transit card with modern conveniences. Chicago is fast becoming known as a digital entrepreneurial hub, a place where big thinkers come to push the edges of technology. One...
  • CTA bus ridership down year-over-year for past 19 months

    CTA bus ridership down year-over-year for past 19 months
    Love is patient—unless it is waiting for a CTA bus. Just ask Crystal Carrazco. Carrazco, 22, used to take the No. 9-Ashland bus from her Ukrainian Village home to catch the No. 73-Armitage bus to her boyfriend’s place in Hermosa on the...
  • CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA

    CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA
    CTA efforts to reverse declining bus ridership are not being helped by the Regional Transportation Authority, which is holding back money related to the installation of special traffic signals that give buses green-light priority over other vehicles,...
  • CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones

    CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones
    The CTA is taking more steps to speed travel on the Brown Line, where one-fifth of the route was considered a slow zone last month. The agency expects to award a $42 million contract Wednesday for track work to rid the Brown Line of slow zones between...
  • Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds

    Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds
    Update: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Chicago on Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announce the grant. The CTA will receive a $35 million grant as the initial federal seed money for the $4.7 billion reconstruction of the...
  • Trespassing on CTA tracks dips 17 percent

    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks, but it marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year that transit officials on Friday attributed to a new safety campaign. A year before the CTA "Stay off the...
  • CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks

    CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks
    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks — but that marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year, transit officials said Friday. They attribute the decrease to a new safety campaign.   A year...