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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel lists transit priorities

    Emanuel lists transit priorities
    Extending the Red Line, developing a bus rapid transit program and encouraging businesses to invest in transit upgrades are among Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's top transit priorities, according to a 72-page transition report he released today. Emanuel's...
  • 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...
  • CTA removes all new rail cars as precaution

    CTA removes all new rail cars as precaution
    All of the CTA's new rail cars have been pulled from service as a safety precaution pending the outcome of testing after inspections turned up multiple irregularities in the appearance of steel wheel components, transit officials said today.   It means...
  • What's around the bend on CTA?

    What's around the bend on CTA?
    Change was a hot topic of the CTA this year—and not just because a new debit-credit fare system could reduce coin transactions in the next few years. Other changes announced this year: Longtime politico Forrest Claypool was named CTA president...
  • Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers

    Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll. Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
  • CTA to speed up security camera installation

    CTA to speed up security camera installation
    Responding to a spree of brazen crimes that has spooked the public, Chicago authorities announced today that there will soon be many more eyes -- police officers and surveillance cameras -- focused across the CTA system. Technology will play a leading...
  • CTA cuts 54 jobs, details $15M in savings

    The CTA has eliminated 54 top white-collar jobs, all except three already vacant, in a cost-cutting move ordered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for city agencies to slash 10 percent of senior management positions, transit officials said today. The staffing...