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While the resolution to ditch Dorval got banished to the Rules committee, Ald. Vasquez thinks he can rescue it

At today's Council meeting Vasquez got signatures from 26 alders calling for the resolution to be resuscitated.

May 22, 2024

Silver lining playbook: Could a new transit gig be a graceful way out for apparently doomed CTA chief Dorval Carter Jr.?

While Carter isn't filling a recent chairperson opening at the federal Surface Transportation Board, that raises interesting questions about a possible golden parachute.

May 15, 2024

Livin’ on a prayer: Pastor Ira Acree seems destined for the RTA board, although he knows little about transit, barely uses it

Acree admitted to a City Council committee that he usually drives, feels uncomfortable critiquing Dorval Carter, and had never heard of the region's looming $730M transit shortfall before.

Pressure is mounting to replace embattled CTA President Dorval Carter

Here's a look at what elected officials and other media outlets have said about the issue recently.

April 19, 2024

Transit advocates turned out in force for Dorval Carter’s first quarterly meeting with alderpersons

The grassroots advocacy groups Commuters Take Action and Better Streets Chicago urged residents to show up for the hearing.

February 27, 2024

Dozens of advocates show up in the rain to call for overhauling the CTA at Cut Carter Protest

Said CTAction cofounder Fabio Göttlicher of CTA President Dorval Carter Jr., "It’s perhaps time to realize you’re not ready for a marathon and retire from the race."

October 16, 2023

50 years after it was promised, the South Red Line Extension is slated to get a $1.973B grant

And fortunately, despite what the news release stated, the RLE is still predicted to cut the commute time from 130th to the Loop by 30 minutes.

September 8, 2023

Politicians and activists say Dorval Carter should be replaced, CTA responds

Records show Carter has barely ridden the CTA in the past two years, when conditions have declined. Should he keep his job?

August 1, 2023