Tag: new rail cars

CTA authorizes spending $550 million on 406 new rail cars; $674 million total buy

I admit it. I’m suffering from CTA service cuts burnout. So it was great that the CTA board met Wednesday and acted on a couple topics near and dear to my heart — the new train cars and CTA safety. Next week we’ll discuss safety. But first, the board approved an ordinance to issue revenue... Read more »

First new rail cars delivered to Skokie shop

Contributors to Chicagobus.org are reporting that the first two new rail cars have been delivered to the Skokie shop for testing. These are part of an initial test order of 10 cars total, as we reported last week. And in the Chicagobus forum post, contributor Greenstreet says many of the features promised by Huberman are... Read more »

More details on new rail cars due later this year

On Tuesday, my CTA blogging colleague over at Going Public, Tracy Swartz, wrote about the CTA taking delivery later this year of the first of a bunch of new rail cars. Here are a few more details: That first delivery will include just 10 new cars. So don’t your hope high about gliding to work... Read more »