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  • 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...
  • Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system

    Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday. At the same time, the...
  • Union chief: Operator of CTA train that crashed 'might have dozed off'

    Union chief: Operator of CTA train that crashed 'might have dozed off'
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • CTA: Stroller complaints down

    CTA: Stroller complaints down
    The CTA is making progress cracking down on strollers that take up space in priority seating on buses, CTA president Forrest Claypool said today. Stroller complaints were down 60 percent in the six months after the CTA introduced an information campaign...
  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • Audit light on numbers finds Ventra no cash drain on CTA

    Audit light on numbers finds Ventra no cash drain on CTA
    The CTA has seen no financial damage from uncollected revenue related to the glitchy Ventra fare-payment system, according to a cursory audit released Wednesday that contained no numbers to support its root claim. Michael Zumach, an auditor for 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......
  • CTA rehires laid off rail car cleaners

    CTA rehires laid off rail car cleaners
    The last 25 CTA rail car cleaners who were laid off last year will return to work this month under an agreement announced Thursday that also extends an apprenticeship program to give a second chance to convicted criminals released from prison. The...