Illinois’ major transportation revenue streams—motor fuel taxes and transit system fees—saw steep declines during the pandemic, according to an Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) report released March 25.
The Chicago Transit Authority’s first 7000 Series rapid transit cars have begun testing. The prototype married pair in the photo, consisting of car nos. 7005 and 7006, began EMI and brake testing on CTA’s North Side Main Line on Oct. 7.
Amtrak and Metra have begun work on a combined $29 million construction project to upgrade the Homewood, Ill., passenger rail station. It is slated for completion in spring 2022.
Canadian Pacific President and CEO Keith Creel has lashed out at the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA) investigation of possible freight rail service problems at the Port of Vancouver, calling the agency’s probe “far-reaching” and “irresponsible.”
The Federal Transit Administration has awarded $16.6 million to 20 agencies nationwide to support planning projects that aim to enhance access to public transportation.
First cars, then rockets. Now a major U.S. city will find out if Elon Musk can revolutionize rail travel.
The Chicago Transit Authority will issue a Request for Qualifications to select a pool of contractors for its Red and Purple Modernization Program.
In 2017 the Chicago Transit Authority is marking its 70th anniversary as a governmental organization when it took over operations of the city’s buses, streetcars and trains, and its role in the growth and development of Chicago.
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced that the CTA Board has approved an amendment to its FY2016-FY2020 Capital Improvement Plan to include $75 million in funding for the Red Line Extension (RLE) project, a plan to extend Red Line rail service to 130th Street from 95th Street that includes four new rail stations on Chicago’s Far South Side.