RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Forrest Claypool

A collection of news and information related to Forrest Claypool published by this site and its partners.

Top Forrest Claypool Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • CTA banking on extra Ventra cash

    CTA banking on extra Ventra cash
    The CTA will receive a cash infusion of at least a half-million dollars a year that won't come from the farebox, and some of it will be paid by customers who are hit by fees from the new Ventra prepaid debit card. The transit agency's Ventra fare system...
  • Groups call on CTA to require new rail car makers to detail future local jobs

    Groups call on CTA to require new rail car makers to detail future local jobs
    Chicago labor and community groups on Monday called on the Chicago Transit Authority to require bidders on future rail car manufacturing contracts to submit detailed plans for creating local jobs. In a letter to CTA president Forrest Claypool, leaders...
  • CTA unveils artwork for Red Line north stations

    CTA unveils artwork for Red Line north stations
    Commuters on the Red Line's north branch will notice a new splash of color at seven stations by the end of the year. The CTA on Tuesday revealed renderings of the artwork during an event at the Granville station. The agency chose seven artists to...
  • Next stop for Metra: A pro or a politician to run agency?

    Next stop for Metra: A pro or a politician to run agency?
    Metra's board spent about 10 months screening 40 candidates during a nationwide search before selecting Los Angeles native Alex Clifford to be the commuter rail agency's CEO in February 2011. On Friday, after several months of closed-door negotiations...
  • CTA president: $3 ticket a 'voluntary payment'

    CTA president: $3 ticket a 'voluntary payment'
    CTA President Forrest Claypool on Wednesday called a proposed cost increase for single-ride rail tickets "a voluntary payment." The CTA is proposing hiking the cost of single-ride train tickets from $2.25 to $3 when the agency rolls out its Ventra...
  • CTA expands ex-offender apprentice program

    CTA expands ex-offender apprentice program
    Michael Russell, 38, was serving a prison sentence for selling crack-cocaine when he got a break in 2010: He started working at the CTA through a work-release program. Russell, who lives in Auburn Gresham after being released from prison last year,...
  • CTA reports $10.1 million deficit, vows no service cuts or price hikes

    CTA reports $10.1 million deficit, vows no service cuts or price hikes
    Just months after assuring riders that the CTA had financially steadied the ship for years to come, the transit agency reported Wednesday that it is sailing into a $10.1 million deficit for 2013 that could grow even larger by year's end. The budget...
  • More than 60 workers could lose jobs under CTA reorganization

    More than 60 workers could lose jobs under CTA reorganization
    More than 60 non-union CTA employees could lose their jobs before Thanksgiving under a staffing reorganization approved Wednesday that is aimed at saving $13 million annually, officials said. The cutbacks were announced as the CTA wrestles with ways...
  • CTA's Ventra-related job cuts expected to save $13 million a year

    CTA's Ventra-related job cuts expected to save $13 million a year
    As many as 70 nonunion CTA employees could lose their jobs in two months under a reorganization prompted largely by the new Ventra fare system, officials said Wednesday. The cutbacks were announced as the CTA wrestles with ways to close a $10.1...
  • Leaving Ventra card in wallet can lead to glitch, riders report

    Leaving Ventra card in wallet can lead to glitch, riders report
    South Loop resident Dylan Oakes, 20, said he was surprised this week when he tapped his wallet against the Ventra card reader and was charged $5 for his CTA ride since he has a prepaid university pass through Columbia College. Instead of reading his U-...