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Forrest Claypool

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  • 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...
  • Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires

    Emanuel defends Claypool's controversial CTA hires
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....
  • CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year

    CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year
    CTA officials on Wednesday credited new security cameras for starting 2014 with fewer robberies and thefts on its buses, trains and L platforms, a drop that also came as fewer riders took public transit during a bitter winter. CTA president Forrest...
  • CTA president: No plans to restore Lincoln Avenue bus cut

    CTA president: No plans to restore Lincoln Avenue bus cut
    CTA president Forrest Claypool said Wednesday the agency has no plans to restore a controversial 2012 cut of Lincoln Avenue bus service despite a North Side alderman's push to have service reinstated. "We have no plans to change our previous crowding...
  • Red Line south extension draws property value concerns

     Red Line south extension draws property value concerns
    The public should play a part in deciding how the CTA will compensate property owners in the path of the future Red Line south extension, South Side religious leaders said Wednesday, a proposal transit agency officials said isn’t viable because of...
  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?
    As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains. I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...
  • DuPage chairman: CTA labor, pension costs a drag on regional transit system

    DuPage chairman: CTA labor, pension costs a drag on regional transit system
    DuPage County Board chairman Dan Cronin told a business lunch crowd in Chicago on Tuesday that the CTA’s labor and employee pension costs are creating a huge drag on the entire region’s public transit system, although he offered no specific...
  • Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

    Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait
    The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents

    CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents
    The CTA is hoping that a new deterrent will hit home with graffiti taggers who are thinking about leaving their mark on transit property. The agency is taking vandalism and graffiti defendants — or in the case of minors, their parents or legal...
  • Driver in Chicago train crash fired; minimum rest limits imposed

    Facing scrutiny after a rookie subway driver admitted to authorities that she fell asleep at the controls before a high-speed crash last month, the Chicago Transit Authority said this week that it will impose limits on how many hours drivers can work...
  • Free transfer boosts station ridership

    Free transfer boosts station ridership
    After eliminating the charge to transfer to the Red Line in the Loop pedway, the CTA is seeing increased ridership at the Washington station. The Blue Line stop saw a 13 percent jump in ridership, from 2.8 million entries in 2012 to nearly 3.2 million...