Here are a few other news items of interest from last week's CTA board meeting.
Experimental 31st Street Bus Service. The CTA will test extending the #35 31st/35th busy to serve 31st Street between Kedzie and Cicero beginning this fall. The Little Village neighborhood has been asking for more bus service since it was eliminated on 31st Street 15 years ago.
MillerCoors to foot bill for New Year's penny rides. The CTA found more revenue last week when it announced a deal worth at least $630,000 over three years for MillerCoors to sponsor "penny rides" on New Year's Eve and into the new year.
Goldman Sachs to help CTA find Red-Purple modernization bucks. The CTA also announced that "Goldman Sachs and other financial advisers [would] explore public-private partnerships and other alternative methods to help pay for a complete modernization of the Red Line/Purple Line corridor for all stations north of Belmont. All stations would then comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act." See bottom of Trib story.
All rail stations to get Train Tracker screens. CTA President Forrest Claypool promised that all 145 CTA rail station will have Train Tracker screens within a year, according to a Red Eye report. About 20 station already have them. The first stations to get the new screens when they arrive later this month will be Morse and Granville. These two Red Line stations recently benefited from spiffy rehabs under the Red North Interim Station Improvement project.