Here's a roundup of CTA-related news:
Board honors CTA manager for stopping swordsman on tracks. A transportation manager confronts and subdues a samurai-wielding man walking on Orange Line tracks. You gotta read the Chicago Journal story to believe it.
Three muggers nabbed after early morning beat-down at Addison. "Police promptly nabbed a trio of Chicago men who ambushed and beat a man while trying to rob him on a North Side "L" platform early Saturday morning, prosecutors said. The 38-year-old man said he had just popped in his iPod ear buds after a night of drinking with friends when the group pounced on him on the Red Line platform on Addison Street near Wrigley Field." Read the full story from the Tribune.
CTA financial statements reflect positive steps in efficiency and emissions. A story at Medill Reports Chicago reports that the "Chicago Transit Authority has benefitted both financially and environmentally from the Chicago Climate Action Plan." Hat tip to Chicagoist.
Hundreds line up for 400 CTA bus operator jobs. The CTA had processed about 700 applications by mid-morning Monday for 400 part-time jobs that will be filled next year when the Red Line south shut downs for track repairs. The jobs will be permanent. See a Tribune video report.