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USDOT grants CTA $255 million TIFIA loan for railcars
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on March 30, 2016 announced the closing of a $255 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Chicago Transit Authority…
CSR Sifang lands second major U.S. transit car contract
In the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) on March 9, 2016 awarded a $1.31 billion contract to China-based CSR Sifang…
Cubic launches Ventra mobile app for CTA, Metra and Pace
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corp., on Nov. 19, 2015 released the Ventra Mobile App for Chicago Transit Authority rapid transit, Metra regional/commuter rail and Pace…
CTA 2014 ridership drops, but rail sets record
Ridership on Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operations fell 3% during 2014, driven by an 8% decline in bus ridership, CTA's largest clientele, and overshadowing a gain in rail ridership of…
Chicago taps Cubic for regional transit mobile app
Chicago area transit agencies Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and suburban bus operator Pace have awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply an integrated, smart phone-based system supporting a…
Take a virtual cab ride on CTA’s Red Line
The Chicago Transit Authority has released two operator’s-view cab ride videos of its Red Line.
CTA to overhaul 3200-series cars
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has awarded $92 million worth of contracts to unnamed suppliers for the materials needed to overhaul the agency’s second-oldest railcars, the 3200-series, as part of…
CTA protests Moody’s credit downgrade
The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, objected strongly to a downgrade of its credit rating made last week by Moody's Investors Service.
RTA Board OKs Chicagoland strategic plan
Chicagoland's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, has adopted a 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, charting RTA's investment during the next five years.
For CTA 7000 Series, improved seating
As part of a continuing plan to modernize its railcar fleet, the Chicago Transit Authority has developed a new railcar seating configuration for its next generation of railcars, the 7000…
CTA to launch open standards fare payment system
The Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra™ contactless open transit fare payment system is set to launch this summer.
Bombardier resumes CTA car delivery
Delivery of Chicago Transit Authority's 5000 Series transit cars resumed last week after being suspended this spring, reportedly due to quality control issues at Bombardier Transportation's facilities in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
CTA seeks builder for 7000 series cars
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is seeking manufacturers for a brand-new generation of rail cars, the 7000 series, continuing the agency's efforts to modernize the transit system to improve service…
In Chicago, Bombardier cars debut
Chicago Transit Authority, joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Monday ceremonially unveiled the first new 5000-series rail cars, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, to be placed into regular revenue service.…
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