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  • CTA construction nearing on Red Line tracks

    CTA construction nearing on Red Line tracks
    Attention south Red Line riders: CTA officials issued a reminder today that there are just 87 days left of normal service before you will need to make alternate plans for five months. On May 19, the CTA is planning to cut service to the nine southern-...
  • CTA approves purchase of 8 more aisle-facing rail cars

    CTA approves purchase of 8 more aisle-facing rail cars
    If 706 rail cars with center-facing seats are 706 too many for some CTA riders who hate being squeezed from both sides and having their view of the city replaced by the paunch of standing passengers, well, 714 of the same cars doesn’t have any...
  • Emanuel spends scofflaw cash on cops, kids

    Emanuel spends scofflaw cash on cops, kids
    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...
  • Emanuel announces new way to clean CTA stations

    Emanuel announces new way to clean CTA stations
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today that he says will allow the city to more efficiently clean and repair Chicago Transit Authority train stations. Teams of city workers and private contractors will work together, moving from station to station...
  • Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers

    Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers
    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...
  • CTA installing electronic bus timing signs

    CTA installing electronic bus timing signs
    The Chicago Transit Authority has started installing electronic signs at bus shelters to inform riders when the next bus will arrive. The CTA hopes to have the LED signs in place at 150 of the busiest bus shelters by March. The work is being done under a...
  • Runaway overtime spending at CTA

    Runaway overtime spending at CTA
    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...
  • Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA

    Emanuel puts Claypool behind wheel of CTA
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time. New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
  • NATO road closings: 'It won't be business as usual'

    NATO road closings: 'It won't be business as usual'
    City officials are describing a lengthy list of roadway closings, parking bans and mass transit reroutes during the upcoming NATO summit weekend as "minor inconveniences," but independent transportation experts cautioned that the scope of the security-...
  • Emanuel lists transit priorities

    Emanuel lists transit priorities
    Extending the Red Line, developing a bus rapid transit program and encouraging businesses to invest in transit upgrades are among Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's top transit priorities, according to a 72-page transition report he released today. Emanuel's...
  • Absent CTA workers force riders to wait

    Absent CTA workers force riders to wait
    The odds of experiencing a bad commute on the CTA are greater on Mondays and Fridays and during the run-up to rush periods, all because of canceled buses and trains, a Tribune examination of performance data has found. The worst month for canceled runs...
  • CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations

    CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations
    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...