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  • Groupon to offer CTA 3-day passes

    Groupon to offer CTA 3-day passes
    The cash-strapped CTA has found a new way to make some money, and cash-strapped commuters can benefit from it. On Wednesday, the CTA announced a partnership with Groupon that will offer discounted three-day passes for $9 instead of the current price of...
  • CTA replacing 2 viaducts on Purple Line in Evanston

    CTA replacing 2 viaducts on Purple Line in Evanston
    Two century-old train viaducts in Evanston will be replaced this weekend in a move that officials say will increase safety and speed travel times along the CTA Purple Line. The 400,000-pound steel replacement bridges were assembled off-site and loaded...
  • CTA honchos don't often ride CTA

    CTA honchos don't often ride CTA
    The Chicago Transit Board meets once a month to decide various CTA issues relating to the budget and infrastructure—yet some of the board members don't even ride the CTA that often. Longtime board member Alejandro Silva rode the CTA zero times last...
  • CTA board approves $1.24B budget for 2012

    CTA board approves $1.24B budget for 2012
    With scarcely any discussion, the CTA board on Tuesday approved a $1.24 billion budget for 2012 that presumes no fare hikes, service cuts or employee layoffs based on management achieving unprecedented work-rule concessions from labor unions. CTA...
  • Added CTA security cameras installed ahead of schedule

    Added CTA security cameras installed ahead of schedule
    Surveillance cameras are now deployed at all 143 CTA rail stations to fight crime and give transit riders an added sense of security, officials announced Monday. Almost 1,800 cameras were recently installed at 78 stations that previously did not have...
  • 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...
  • Why the Blue Line is so packed in the morning

     Why the Blue Line is so packed in the morning
    Woe is the Blue Line. While other transit lines are seeing upgrades or fancy new rail cars, the Blue Line—which is often the first impression for some travelers to Chicago—is stuck in the Dark Ages. Stations along the northern section of the...
  • A look into our story about "CTA overtime in overdrive"

    A look into our story about "CTA overtime in overdrive"
    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...
  • CTA approves 'facelift' for 7 Red Line stations

    CTA approves 'facelift' for 7 Red Line stations
    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...
  • CTA orders 300 new rail cars

    CTA orders 300 new rail cars
    The CTA has ordered 300 additional 5000-series rail cars for $331 million, the car manufacturer Bombardier Transportation announced today. The CTA has now ordered 706 of these rail cars, which feature aisle-facing seats, electronic signs and smooth...