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Phase 1 of Forest Park Branch Rehab will be mostly complete on 10/8. CTAction sees some issues with the plan.

The transit advocacy group has questions about post-project train frequency, ADA access during a coming weekend shutdown, and missing Train Tracker coverage.

September 25, 2023

The CTA can’t afford to let electric buses hold up reliable service

Transit advocates and elected leaders should make it clear that while electric buses are a nice bonus, they can’t get in the way of more frequent and reliable service. 

September 14, 2023

Blue Line service changes for Part B of the Forest Park Branch rehab – work between IMD and UIC/Halsted – start Monday

But Citizens Take Action says they still want more transparency about how the associated schedule changes are affecting commuters

August 16, 2023

CTA is moving “digital destination signs,” LED route info on front of bus above windshield, to left side of screen

Here's hoping that this subtle change in CTA sign design is handy for all CTA bus rider, but particularly helpful to those with visual challenges.

July 5, 2023

Advocates praise the CTA’s plan to upgrade its Forest Park Branch, want more details on how the ‘L’ overhaul will work

The advocates say the agency should provide more info on the schedules of the bus shuttles that will replace trains during track closures, and want to know how the upcoming work will affect service on the rest of the Blue Line.

June 29, 2023

CTA credits Taylor Swift, other concerts and festivals for highest weekly ridership since COVID hit

The agency credited a series of Taylor Swift shows at Soldier Field, plus popular concerts and festivals in various neighborhoods, for lifting the number of passengers in early June.

June 20, 2023

CTA hosts DBEs for Red Line Extension update, subcontractor opportunities

On Thursday, disadvantaged business enterprises attended a meeting hosted by the Chicago Transit Authority to learn more about the Red Line Extension and the subcontracting opportunities available. The event took place at the CTA’s West Loop headquarters.

June 9, 2023