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CTA Ridership Reaches 20-Year High

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority on Tuesday announced that its annual ridership in 2011 was up 3 percent over the previous year -- the largest one-year b...

CTA Cutting 200 Jobs To Save $22 Million

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

The CTA announced Monday that they will be cutting over 200 positions in order to "drive efficiencies" for the deficit-plagued agency in advance of th...

CTA Chief Discloses Agency Deficit, Hints At 'Hard Decisions' Ahead

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

According to comments made Tuesday by its chief Forrest Claypool, the Chicago Transit Authority is on the brink of a $277 million projected budget def...

CTA Buses Unsafe: Union

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA has cut 29 percent of its mechanics in the last 13 years, and the union claims those cuts means unsafe buses are on the roads. "There's not e...

Chicago Testing Electric Hybrid Buses

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY WISNIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The CTA is testing a new hybrid electric bus that can get seven to eight miles per gallon -- double the mpg of current CTA hybrids. The new hybrid en...