January 7, 2014 |
The CTA board today approved a $23 million overhaul of the Illinois Medical District Blue Line stop. Under the plan, the CTA would rebuild the stationhouse, make multiple entrances accessible to riders with disabilities and enhance lighting and signs, the CTA said. This would be the first overhaul to the station since it opened 56 years ago. The station logs about 3,400 weekday riders, according to an August ridership report. The station sees the third-highest ridership on the West Side branch of the Blue Line, the CTA said.
July 12, 2013 |
In what the CTA is billing the largest public artwork program in its history, the agency has tapped Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates to create artwork for the 95th Street Red Line station, which will undergo renovation next year, the agency announced Friday. The $1.3 million art project would include hiring and training 10 people and an apprenticeship program for students. The agency plans to spend $1 million for the design, fabrication and installation of the works. Community engagement activities, including five public meetings,...
June 10, 2013 |
Gov. Quinn last week picked a longtime politico to sit on the CTA's board--and he doesn't live anywhere near a CTA stop. Quinn nominated Frank Zuccarelli, a 20-year supervisor of Thornton Township in south Cook County, to replace John Bouman, who is leaving the board after nearly four years. Zuccarelli, who resides in South Holland, did not return a request for comment. At least one of the members of the seven-member CTA board has to live outside Chicago city limits, according to state law. But every board member should have easy access to...
May 31, 2013 |
The Chicago Department of Transportation next month will begin fixing sidewalks on 31st Street to make them accessible for CTA bus riders with disabilities, a spokesman said Friday. CDOT will upgrade sidewalks and install ramps on 31st Street from Kedzie to Kostner Avenues in the Little Village area, city spokesman Bill McCaffrey said. The CTA last year approved experimental bus service on 31st Street between Kedzie and Cicero Avenues. The CTA board voted in April to continue the experiment, an extension of the No. 35-31st/35th Street route,...
May 7, 2013 |
The CTA board is poised to approve an agreement Wednesday with the University of Chicago that would allow the CTA to continue to operate four campus bus routes for five years. The buses that would continue to run are the Nos. 170-U. of Chicago/Midway, 171 U. of Chicago/Hyde Park, 172 U. of Chicago/Kenwood, and 192 U. of Chicago Hospitals Express. The buses are primarily used by University of Chicago students. There will be no changes to the routes, CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said.
January 30, 2013 |
Humboldt Park company Freedman Seating will be producing seats for the CTA's upcoming order of more than 300 buses, Mayor Emanuel and CTA president Forrest Claypool announced Wednesday. The fabric-covered seats are expected to be lighter in weight than current bus seats, but the design has not yet been finalized, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said. One seat model, displayed at Wednesday's press conference, has dark blue fabric and weighs about 10 pounds less than typical CTA bus seats.