Posts Tagged ‘ Brown Line ’

CTA Claims Enhanced Ridership, Faster Service

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August 22, 2012
Lincoln Bus 11

CTA plans to enhance service, but cuts will threaten users on Lincoln, Wilson and late night Brown Line riders.
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Health Protesters March on Mayor’s Home

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May 19, 2012
Health Protesters March on Mayor’s Home

About 2,000 protesters marched on the home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel today, protesting cuts to city funded health services
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Jacob Playlot Plan To Acquire CTA Land

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May 12, 2012
The equipment at Jacob Playlot needs attention due to its age and condition

Aldermen Pawar and O'Connor are working on a plan to purchase the CTA land adjacent to Jacob Playlot for the park
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Jacob Playlot: CTA Plans For Sale Shock Community

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April 3, 2012
Jacob Playlot: CTA Plans For Sale Shock Community

Community members expressed disappointment the CTA was offering to sell undeveloped land which the community wanted for parkland.
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Signs of the season-CTA Holiday Train!

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December 1, 2011
Signs of the season-CTA Holiday Train!

One of the great holiday traditions of Chicago visited our neighborhood the Chicago Transit Authority’s Holiday Train.  This train decorated with holiday lights and with an open carriage carrying Santa and his sleigh. The train is greeted at each station by families, children in strollers all looking to capture that special holiday photograph or...
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CTA Holiday Train

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November 21, 2011

The annual visit of the holiday train on the Brown Line is expected on three days this year. However, a time schedule for the train has not yet been announced. The Brown Line will share Dec. 1-3 with Orange Line riders, according to preliminary news releases from the CTA. The train includes lights both...
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Ridership flat as slow zones grow

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October 24, 2011
Ridership flat as slow zones grow

Slow zones on the Brown Line have increased by about 5,000 feet since a report issued by the CTA in June.
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Brown Line platforms need $175K of repair

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September 1, 2011

Brown Line wood decks are deteriorating at a rapid pace, victims of a decision to protect them from fire instead of weather, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. The fire retardant is actually making the wood softer and easier to damage, the report says. As a result, the platform decks will need replacement. Read more at...
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Ridership on Metra UP North down 12.7%

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August 9, 2011
Ridership on Metra UP North down 12.7%

Riders are abandoning the UP North Metra line and embracing the CTA, according to studies released this month.
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Redistricting should be transparent and honor recognized communities of interest

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May 14, 2011
Redistricting should be transparent and honor recognized communities of interest

In an editorial, The Bulldog calls on the legislature to be transparent about remapping and to respect existing communities of interest.
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