The Chicago Transit Authority says more than 700 new rail cars are being added to the city's "L" trains as part of a plan to upgrade the transit system.The new, more energy-efficient 5000 series rail cars will have wider aisle, sideways seating and LED maps.
The head of the Chicago Transit Authority says no fare increases and service cuts are slated for next year under a proposed budget that would close the agency's more than $250 million deficit.CTA President Forrest Claypool proposed a $1.24 billion budget for 2012 - a five percent reduction from last
The head of the union representing Chicago Transit Authority rail workers says he doesn't believe union members are completely to blame for CTA budget problems.CTA president Forrest Claypool said Tuesday that the agency is short $277 million heading into 2012, due to union contracts he said give wor
The Chicago Transit Authority is planning to install hundreds of electronic bus trackers at high-traffic stops throughout the city.The $3.7 million project will equip 400 bus shelters with LED screens to inform riders when the next bus is scheduled to appear.
In the second part of The First 100 community forum, Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy was joined by a panel of local leaders: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool, City of Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad and Departm
According to city officials, 50 new full-time police officers will be hired to secure the bus and rail stations of the Chicago Transit Authority. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the plan for 50 new police officers came in the wake of the recent rash of crimes on the CTA."
Chicago-area commuters soon will be able to transfer seamlessly between CTA, Metra, and PACE through a universal fare card. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Thursday that will connect the transit systems through a universal card by 2015.The move had long been advocated by regi