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Tcmetro last won the day on January 22 2018

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  1. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    There's a budgeted order for 50 units and an option for 50 more, with the purpose of replacing the last of the 6400s. No clue on when this purchase is supposed to be executed, but it is planned by CTA.
  2. O'Hare Express Trains

    The Midway stop serves as a local bus connection and probably generates more traffic from that than from the airlines. The O'Hare stop basically only serves people who have some business at the airport (maybe there are a few people transferring to the 250/330), and employees get a special pass that gives them a regular fare.
  3. More Bus Moves

    I believe that initially the TSP equipment was only on Novas, but was also added to some Flyers.
  4. Your New Blue - O'Hare Branch Rehab

    Compounded issue because of visitors who barely understand where the train is going, let alone trying figure out the bus shuttle connection. Saw some airport/airline employees caught off guard as well. It's clearly something that needed to happen, CTA seems like they try to avoid closures as much as they can.
  5. Your New Blue - O'Hare Branch Rehab

    The Congress branch track improvements are listed as a project in the FastTracks program, which is supposed to be completed by 2021: https://www.transitchicago.com/fasttracks/
  6. Your New Blue - O'Hare Branch Rehab

    The O'Hare signals project is now being tracked in the monthly construction reports. CTA is claiming they'll be able to do 90 second headways once complete. https://www.transitchicago.com/file.aspx?DocumentId=6327
  7. CTA Bus Rapid Transit (take two)

    79th is getting short stretches of lanes, but they'll function more as a "queue jump" so that the buses can get to the front of the line at the traffic light.
  8. CTA Bus Rapid Transit (take two)

    Some short stretches of bus lanes coming to Western, Chicago, and 79th: https://chi.streetsblog.org/2019/04/19/city-announces-new-bus-speed-initiative-but-will-drivers-respect-the-new-lanes/
  9. Your New Blue - O'Hare Branch Rehab

    The Congress branch of the Blue Line supposedly will get improvements from the Uber/Lyft tax. The 15th/Clark Red Line station will be funded through property taxes generated from the redevelopment. I assume that if the redevelopment doesn't happen, the Red Line station also won't happen.
  10. O'Hare Airport Expansion

    Maybe Metra can put these in service to deal with the car shortage... They also don't have seats for max capacity.
  11. New stations like the proposed ones at Peterson-Ridge, Auburn Park, and Niles are considered "infill", because they are on existing lines between existing stations. I assume one of the outcomes of this station evaluation is closures where one station is closed and riders are expected to use another, or maybe in some cases two would close and a new one would be placed between, but that might be quite unlikely. Most of the lowest performing stations are on the ME in Chicago, Manhattan and New Lenox on the SWS, and Franklin Park, Schiller Park, and Rosemont on the NCS. I think a couple on the Beverly branch also fall into this category.
  12. Random CTA

    126 Harrison night and weekend service goes to the Medical District when the 7 doesn't run. Independence/Congress is for a front-door stop at the senior building.
  13. New Express Routes Coming Soon.

    I think they want downtown commuters to drive to the 850 at Canterbury or 851 at White Fence and have Old Chicago for IMD/UIC commuters. My guess is that Old Chicago is more popular than Canterbury and they want to balance the demand.
  14. New Express Routes Coming Soon.

    The new I-55 Corridor schedules have been posted: 755/850/851: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notice_detail.asp?Notice_ID=1362 855: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notice_detail.asp?Notice_ID=1348 The SeatGeek stop has been renamed to Bridgeview Transit Center with two trips in each direction. The 855 trips that serve both stops leave at the same time as a direct trip from Burr Ridge.
  15. March 2019 Bus Changes

    The idea would be to extend the 62H to Pulaski Orange Line and eliminate the 62 between Harlem and Pulaski to reduce overlap and increase reliability.