Tag: Blue Line slow zone

CTA finishes Blue Line work north of Loop; focus now shifts south

The CTA has finished track replacement on about 20,000 feet of track from Grand to Division. Thus trains have resumed normal speeds from Clark/Lake to Division. The work was completed six weeks earlier than planned due to improvements in work sequencing, the CTA announced. Now the CTA shifts equipments and efforts to the south on... Read more »

Recession hits CTA ridership; monthly drop continues

The CTA felt the effects of the recession and growing unemployment in May, when overall ridership decreased in May by 1.1% compared to May of last year. CTA President Richard Rodriguez told the CTA board Wednesday: “The greatest losses in ridership have been during the weekday rush hours, leading us to conclude that there are... Read more »