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  • CTA bans e-cigarettes on all trains, buses

    CTA bans e-cigarettes on all trains, buses
    Whether you call it an “e-cig,’’ a personal vaporizer or an electronic nicotine delivery system, the battery-powered device is now officially banned on all CTA property — no ifs, ands or butts. The CTA board on Wednesday passed...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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 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...