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Forrest Claypool

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CTA Postpones Unveiling Budget Amid Progress In Union Talks

The CTA was supposed to unveil its 2013 budget Thursday – but canceled the presentation minutes before a scheduled news conference because of overnight progress in talks with its two major unions.

11/15/2012

Forrest Claypool

CTA And Trade Unions Negotiate Contract

Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Transit Authority say they have tentative agreements with several trade unions that could pave the way for settlements with the rest of the CTA labor force.

WBBM Newsradio–11/05/2012

A surveillance camera at a CTA station. (CBS)

CTA Touts Success Of Surveillance Cameras In Fighting Crime

CTA officials say their system of more than 17,000 cameras is dramatically reducing crime on the system.

10/26/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with one of 36 new CTA bus drivers who started work on Oct. 15, 2012. The CTA is hiring 400 new bus drivers in time for the overhaul of the south branch of the Red Line next year. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya, WBBM)

CTA Hiring Hundreds Of New Bus Drivers Ahead Of Red Line Overhaul

Three dozen new bus drivers have graduated from the CTA training program, in preparation for next year’s massive Red Line reconstruction project.

WBBM Newsradio–10/15/2012

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New CTA, Pace Fare System Begins Next Summer

The new fare payment system starts next summer. You’ll be able to pay with special Ventra cards or even use your own credit or debit cards that are equipped with special chips, so you can tap the cards to pay for a fare.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

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CTA Riders Slam CTA Plans To Ease Crowding At Public Hearing

The CTA’s plan to ease crowding at the cost of all or portions of 26 bus routes ran into heavy opposition Tuesday night at the only public hearing on the proposed changes.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2012

Some CTA Riders Upset With Plans To Shuffle Bus Routes

The CTA is taking heat for its plan to discontinue a dozen bus lines and redistribute the buses to more heavily-patronized routes as it also steps up ‘L’ service on most of its rapid transit lines.

08/26/2012

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Riders Complain About Trains Bunching Up

CTA riders are beginning to complain about trains bunching up, especially during rush hours. The transit agency is trying to respond.

WBBM Newsradio–08/13/2012

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA: Train Operators Will Still Wait For Rushing Passengers

CTA riders can breathe a little easier now when they spot an ‘L’ car that appears to be ready to leave without them as they’re racing to the platform.

WBBM Newsradio–08/07/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Commuters Give CTA Earful About South Red Line Closure

About 50 people filed into the South Shore Cultural Center Monday to sound off on the Chicago Transit Authority’s plan to shut down the south branch of the Red Line for five months next spring.

06/18/2012

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Boss: Surveillance Cameras Could Help Deter Mob Attacks

The head of the Chicago Transit Authority said he hopes surveillance cameras aboard CTA trains and at CTA stations will act as a deterrent to more mob attacks like the ones that occurred this past weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2012

Passengers wait for a CTA L train. (Credit: Karen Rariden/CBS 2)

CTA To Sell Discounted 3-Day Passes Through Groupon

If you take the CTA to work, you will soon be able to snag a cheaper fare courtesy of Chicago-based Groupon.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

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CTA, Metra, Pace Gang Up On RTA Over Consolidations

When Regional Transportation Authority Chairman John Gates wrote last week urging the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace to work more closely together, he wasn’t anticipating the collaboration that resulted.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Says It Has Found Money To Avert Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday that the agency has found the $80 million it needs to avert fare hikes and service cuts the rest of this year — without labor concessions.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

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CTA Enacts Veterans Hiring Policy

As part of a new hiring policy for veterans, the CTA has a goal to attract at least a 20 percent pool of veterans during the application process for positions, including drivers, mechanics, engineers, managers and other workers.

05/28/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA To Begin Overhaul Of 7 Aging Red Line Stations

The Chicago Transit Authority is set to begin a major overhaul of seven stations on the heavily-traveled Red Line ‘L,’ in the Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

CTA Train Car

CTA Not Rushing To Put New ‘L’ Cars Back In Service

The CTA is in no hurry to put its newest ‘L’ cars back into service, despite newly-completed repairs.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2012

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Allow Liquor Ads On Trains, At ‘L’ Stations

For the first time in 15 years, CTA will accept ads for beer, wine and hard liquor. The change in policy is expected to generate an additional $3.2 million for the cash-strapped agency.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA: Warehouse Has Millions In Spare Parts To Auction Off

The Chicago Transit Authority took the opportunity of a quiet Presidents’ Day to toot its own horn about savings to come in a massive warehouse.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2012

CTA train (CBS file)

New CTA ‘L’ Cars Still Sitting Idle As Problems Checked

There’s no sign that the CTA intends to put its newest ‘L’ cars back in service soon.

WBBM Newsradio–01/11/2012

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