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  • New study details downside of CTA's newest rail cars

    New study details downside of CTA's newest rail cars
    As the CTA moves cautiously toward picking its next-generation rail cars, a study published in a national research journal presents a painstakingly detailed account of how the transit agency went off the tracks when it selected the aisle-facing seat design on what’s known as the 5000 Series rail cars.
  • Spring swings in McKinley Park

    <br>Spring swings in McKinley Park
    Coach Omar Bernal lined up his youngest player's batting stance during T-ball practice Sunday. Edgar Gutierrez, 3, took a big swing with a big smile in front of a half-dozen co-ed teammates in matching Baltimore Orioles hats. "Train!" yelled one...

    CTA rounding the curve slowly on next rail car purchase

     CTA rounding the curve slowly on next rail car purchase
    The CTA is again readjusting its sights before spending roughly $2 billion on a new generation of rail cars, aiming to hit the bull's-eye with the first train order during the Emanuel administration, transit officials said. The additional delay comes as...

    Mom turns in son, 15, after seeing photos of attacker in Blue Line sex assault

    Mom turns in son, 15, after seeing photos of attacker in Blue Line sex assault
    A woman who boarded a CTA train in Oak Park on Monday afternoon was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old boy, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday. The entire incident on the eastbound Blue Line train was captured on CTA video that...

    Chicago mayor taps CTA director to be chief of staff

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named the head of Chicago Transit Authority to be his new chief of staff. Emanuel said Friday morning that Forrest Claypool will replace Lisa Schrader, who is leaving after two years. The mayor's office said Claypool's...