01/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

CTA Improves Emergency Measures (WATCH)

There should be no feeling of deja vu the next time the Chicago Transit Authority is forced to evacuate train riders from subways, transit officials predict.

The deplorable, unsafe conditions that federal investigators found in CTA tunnels and along subway emergency exits after a series of derailments and equipment breakdowns dating to 2006 have been mostly corrected, said Steve Mascheri, a CTA general manager of construction.

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