I can't believe how far behind I've gotten with CTA news other than service cuts. I found these story ideas squirreled away in my "future posts" folder. Except they are all old news, though certainly still relevant. So I still wanted you to know about them in case you hadn't heard.
Victim in 2006 Blue Line derailment wins $135,000 jury award. In the first jury award stemming from the derailment that injured 152 passengers, a jury in December of last year agreed with Eddie Martinez that he had suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome because of the accident. The NTSB cited bad management and a weak safety program by the CTA in its investigation.
Mobile Garden gets CTA go-ahead. Joe Baldwin's plan to put a mobile garden on a flat-bed CTA rail car got the green light late last month from CTA brass. Now he has to raise some real green to make it all happen. The idea for the rolling flower bed was part of a graduate seminar Baldwin took.