Every Monday "Eight Forty-Eight" looks at some of the issues facing Chicago’s next mayor with the series Mayor Monday. This Monday's topic is transportation. Talk about planes, trains and automobiles is on the docket.
Rail commuters in Chicago soon will be able to find out estimated arrival times for trains on all eight of the city's rail lines. The Chicago Transit Authority says a pilot version of the CTA Train Tracker website will be launched in early January.
The Regional Transit Authority oversees CTA, Pace and Metra; in a system that big, fraud is a fact of life.But the RTA has tended to focus on internal abuses of resources.A new report out from the Better Government Association and Fox Chicago News finds that riders have also been abusing the system.
I was on the computer last night when I stumbled across the Chicago Transit Authority's "Filming and Photographing Guidelines."The guidelines cover insurance needs, right of entry fees ($2,000 a day? Charge Michael Bay more, please?) and other stuff.
Chicago Transit Authority riders might be seeing the Addison Red Line stop brought to you by the Chicago Cubs soon. The CTA is looking for corporate sponsors for its trains, buses and "el" stops.A CTA spokeswoman says it hopes to get sponsorship deals by spring.