Chicago Transit Authority plans 70th anniversary celebration

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.

$1B agreement for CTA’s Red and Purple Lines

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Jan. 9 a $1 billion funding agreement for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM).

CTA to invest $75 million in Red Line extension

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.

Cubs’, and CTA’s, celebrations continue

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced November 11 that it set a new record of 1.1 million rides on its rail system for the Cubs World Series parade and rally on Friday, Nov. 5. Total system ridership across bus and rail surpassed 1.9 million rides that day, making it the second highest ridership day on record.

CTA extends Cubs’ victory lap

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has decked out a CTA train and bus with special Chicago Cubs World Series décor to celebrate the world champion Chicago Cubs and continue the celebration in the City of Chicago this week.

From Cubs’ historic extra innings to Chicago’s extra service

It’s taken 108 years for the Chicago Transit Authority to advise this: extra rail service for the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs parade and rally, beginning Friday morning, November 4.

CTA: $1.52 billion ops; $3.5 billion capex

The Chicago Transit Authority on Oct. 24 proposed a “balanced” $1.52 billion operating budget that holds the line on base fares and preserves bus and rail service levels, while continuing investments. The CTA also proposed a $3.5 billion five-year capital budget for 2017-2021.

First day of school in Chicago: Priceless

In an effort to encourage school attendance, Chicago officials and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) are again offering all students and accompanying adults free bus and train rides on the first day of the Chicago Public Schools school year, today, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.

Chicago order fuels 126% growth for China’s CRRC

First, in 2014, a $567 million system-wide car order for Boston’s MBTA.  Then,  this year, the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, valued at $1.31 billion. Together, the contracts built momentum for China’s CRRC to more than double orders from outside China in the first half of this year, according to a financial release filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Aug. 23, 2016.

CTA’s Ventra app wins APTA Innovation Award

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced on August 18 that its customer Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) received the 2016 Innovation Award for the Ventra Mobile App from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).