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CTA crews replace wooden boards on a Brown Line train platform, because the boards originally installed as part of a $580 million reconstruction project were not weather treated, and had begun rotting just a few years after they were installed. (Credit: CBS)

Cost To Repair Brown Line Rehab Mistakes Swells To $5.7M

CTA fares are going up so that desperately needed infrastructure improvements can be paid for; all while the final fixes are underway to correct costly mistakes made on the CTA’s $580 million Brown Line reconstruction project.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

'L' Stop Pigeons

Pigeons Crowd Under Heat Lamps At ‘L’ Stops

Commuters are calling it everything from cute to disgusting – dozens of pigeons warming themselves under the heating lamps at Loop ‘L’ stops.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Many of the wooden planks at the Francisco station on the CTA's Brown Line are already rotting, two years after an overhaul that was supposed to last decades. (Credit: CBS)

Wood Already Rotting At New CTA Brown Line Platforms

Just a few years ago, the Chicago Transit Authority closed down numerous stations in succession for renovations. Now it turns out they might have to repair some of the newly-remodeled stations already.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011