News Coverage: CTA


September 10, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

Another seating issue arises for new CTA trains

Chicago Tribune/

The CTA could go a long way toward addressing public unhappiness over the "New York-style'' seating on Chicago's new rail cars if only CTA officials would consider doing what New York transit officials did many years ago.  

September 05, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

Riders blast CTA 'de-crowding' plan at hearing

Chicago Tribune/

More than 100 CTA riders attended a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal billed as enhancing bus and train service. But most people who testified denounced the crowding-reduction strategy as a trick by transit officials to slash much-needed bus routes.

  • CTA Riders Slam CTA Plans To Ease Crowding At Public Hearing [CBS Chicago]

September 04, 2012 @ 7:36 AM

CTA cracks down on tardy, absent workers

Chicago Tribune/

Taking a tougher stance on chronic labor problems, the CTA has fired 63 bus and rail workers this year through Aug. 20 for repeatedly showing up late to work, compared with only nine terminations for the same violation in all of 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune. 

August 28, 2012 @ 9:20 AM

CTA: Aisle-facing seats are here to stay

Chicago Tribune/

CTA officials responded decisively Monday to commuters who intensely dislike the center-facing seating on the transit agency's $1.14 billion rail cars and want it changed. 

July 18, 2012 @ 9:41 AM

CTA to spend $205 million to modernize bus and rail repair facilities

Chicago Tribune/

Pointing to recent instances of buses falling off broken hoists and antiquated maintenance equipment that is unsafe, inefficient and expensive to operate, CTA President Forrest Claypool announced a $205 million spending plan to address those issues.

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