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Cta Cuts

After Massive Layoffs, CTA Relying On Overtime

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA paid more than $1.9 million in overtime to bus drivers in the four months following the February service cuts -- 62 percent more than it paid ...

Rev. Jesse Jackson Meets With Laid-Off CTA Employees

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Reverend Jesse Jackson, laid off CTA workers and union representatives are meeting on the south side Wednesday about service cuts....

CTA Cuts: Union Threatens To Drive Slower In Protest

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bus union president Darrell Jefferson said today that if there's no agreement soon to restore service cuts he will ask his membership to adhere strict...

CTA Service Cuts: Commuters Tell Their Stories

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city is abuzz with gripes Monday about the CTA's new service cuts. Nine express buses were eliminated, and 41 other routes had their hours trunca...

CTA Funding Cut By $35 Million: 'Everything Is On The Table'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority will have to make do with $35 million less this year after the Regional Transportation Authority board cut the operating...

CTA Budget Shortfall Down To $53.7 Million

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Injections of federal and state funding have helped brighten the Chicago Transit Authority's gloomy budget outlook, transit officials said today. ...

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...

No CTA Fare Hike ... For Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the face of a nearly $70 million budget shortfall, the Chicago Transit Authority is laying off 80 employees but not raising fares or reducing servi...