Here are some CTA news items over the last day or so.
“Runaway financial problems” for CTA bus union local. “The local unit of the labor union that represents CTA bus drivers and bus mechanics has been placed in trusteeship due to “runaway financial problems,’’ the international union said today.” That’s from a Tribune story Friday.
“The leaders of Local 241 of the Amalgamated Transit Union were relieved of their duties on Monday due to their inability to control and account for expenses, and two ATU international vice presidents were named as trustees to oversee the local, said Larry Hanley, ATU international president.”
Of course, this comes just before CTA President Forrest Claypool and the union are set to negotiate a new contract. No doubt, the union won’t get big raises in the new contract that they’ve won in the past.
CTA video instrumental in long sentence for bus murder. A judge on Thursday sentenced a Chicago man to 70 years in prison after a bus video caught him shooting an innocent victim from the street after he had disembarked from the #71st-South Shore bus. As noted earlier this week, increased video surveillance is the 9/11 legacy for the CTA.
Dodge or Asbury preferred Yellow line stops in Evanston. “A study of where to build a CTA Yellow Line station in Evanston has identified Dodge or Asbury avenues as the preferred locations,” notes a Trib story. Dodge makes the most sense to me.
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