| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations.
Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
| Jan 15, 2012
Working for a public agency with a runaway overtime problem, CTA veteran Jackie Hubbard logged an average of 34 hours of OT on top of each 40-hour week, according to payroll records.
"Some people at CTA are picky about the type of work they do and the...
| Jan 18, 2012
After months of wrangling over data, it wasn't until Dec. 23 that CTA officials dropped a bombshell to finally explain why their figure for overtime paid to employees was millions of dollars lower than the number the Tribune arrived at by analyzing the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 1:46 PM
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.
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:11 PM
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.
| Dec 19, 2011
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Seven of the most shabby, leaky and all-around deplorable rail stations on the CTA Red Line north branch are in store for a “$57.4 million face lift’’ starting this summer and running through early next year, under a contract the CTA...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Once meant for public trains and buses, the untouched heaters, rod ends and spools of copper wire have instead collected dust for years at the Chicago Transit Authority's main warehouse.
But a cleanup is under way.
As part of the initiative to cut costs...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he'll use an expected haul of $8.5 million from “deadbeats and cheaters” who owe City Hall money to pay for more police and summer programs for children.
Chicago has collected $5.2 million in outstanding debt...