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Chicago Transit Authority

CTA prioritizes Red Line extension, but process has just started

Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool assured transit advocates Wednesday that CTA and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are “doing everything we can” to extend CTA’s Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street, a project floated since the Dan Ryan Expressway opened in the 1960s. But Claypool also called the federally-dictated process to get the necessary cash and environmental regulatory approval “onerous” and could not estimate when construction might start.

Transit agencies get bump in federal funding

Chicago-area transit agencies will get millions more in federal money this year than first budgeted after the Regional Transportation Authority Board on Wednesday approved federal cash transfers at an unusually quiet board meeting.

Together, local transit systems will receive $9.7 million more than anticipated in the 2014 budget. The Chicago Transit Authority's funding will enjoy an increase of $5.6 million. Metra’s increase will be $3.3 million, while Pace Suburban Bus Service’s will grow by $800,000.

D'Amico leaves one public job — and heads into another

Red Line trains temporarily rerouted because of smoke at Grand station

Ashland express bus: Neighborhood group narrowly votes against plan

NTSB: Sensors too far back in O'Hare train crash

CTA fires L operator after crash, revamps scheduling rules

CTA won't perform work on Addison stop during Cubs home opener

Ashland express bus: Urban planner asks neighbors to compromise

Blue Line construction between Western and Damen starts this weekend