Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CTA to modernize maintenance facilities

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor

Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool was joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday to mark the launch of a $205 million program to rehabilitate and modernize the agency's rail and bus maintenance facilities.

"The CTA is the backbone of the city, keeping our people and economy moving and growing," said Mayor Emanuel. "Investing in our infrastructure is key to Chicago's continued growth and not only will this initiative ensure commuters have safe and reliable service for years to come, it spurs the creation of hundreds of jobs."

He said the project will create more than 500 jobs for skilled workers.