Tag: CTA capital spending

Rep. Kirk's double talk on transit spending; high-speed rail or fix mass transit?

The words of U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, has come back to bite him on the issues of stimulus fund spending and high-speed rail dollars. First, Kirk wrote a letter to the Highland Park News urging Pace to buy hybrid buses, rather than the regular gas eaters. He said... Read more »

CTA gets $900 million windfall for capital spending - finally

Gov. Pat Quinn finally signed the $31 billion capital spending bill, with about $900 million set aside for the CTA. It’s the first real state capital spending law in 10 years. A total of $2.7 billion will fund (pdf) all Chicago-area public transit over five years, including Metra and Pace. “leveraging up to $2.7 billion... Read more »