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rl12383 last won the day on March 4 2020

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  1. Looks Like CDOT, is finally going to begin construction of the Damen Green line Station. The construction contract is currently out for bid: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dps/provdrs/contract/svcs/current_bid_opportunities.html
  2. The first set of steel for the bypass was put up today. https://twitter.com/thebiggreenw/status/1326208604597329920?s=21
  3. I would definitely call your VA hospital asap, and see if they have rapid testing and available appointments. I work for a VA, and the new rapid testing allows for results on the same day. The same test may be available at private sites, like the Jewel-Osco.
  4. As a daily rider, no one has been collecting fares for so long, that most riders on the UPN line have not been purchasing any passes. So they are seeing little revenue from the UPN line, even though ridership is not as bad as it sounds.
  5. Its unfortunate, especially since Metra and the State are pouring money into sthose lines (especially the UPN) to replace bridges and tracks.
  6. Sounds like things are still up in the air with the ATS opening. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/09/already-nearly-a-year-late-upgraded-people-mover-at-ohare-still-not-running-yet/
  7. Any idea why the brown line has not been stopping at Kedzie since late last night?
  8. Per Chicago Cityscape, the CTA took out a permit to build a new maintenance facility at 63rd st. Lower yard:
  9. Chicago architecture has a short article on the new charging stations at Navy Pier with architectural drawings included: https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2020/05/26/navy-pier-plan-has-cta-buses-feeling-all-tingly/
  10. The new rail cars were mentioned briefly during May's Finance, Audit, and Budget committee meeting. their was an amended change to a spending obligation, where an additional $1.5 million was allocated toward "modification of the equipment room at Skokie shops allowing for testing equipment to service the new rail cars" (Page 28, line 1-5) . Sounds like they are making progress toward having them on site... but no other mentions of the cars during the board meeting. Interestingly, they also amended spending for an additional 39 million to purchase "E-buses" (page 27 line 19).
  11. CTA posted a reroute for this weekend that affects the junction in question. Sounds like they may be working to rectify the problem.
  12. Article in the tribune discusses transportation projects for 2020. A short mention of the ATS describes the completion date for the ATS as "late spring". Sounds like it wont be ready in "early 2020" as had been mentioned earlier this year. Seems they can not get this project done right: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-road-construction-projects-2020-getting-around-20191230-chrybg2ikvhenberatrd2hbwea-story.html
  13. To realign the tracks, one track will be out of service at a time, similar to the construction of the Belmont Fullerton, and Wilson station. They have to remove the old track and build a new track, and repeat this for each track.
  14. You would think CTA would make an announcement about this already. It has been posted a couple of times to the O'hare twitter page, but nothing on the CTA page. Also, block club Chicago is reporting that the outbound platform at division will be closed beginning Sept. 23rd for replacement of the platform slab (https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/11/blue-line-trains-to-ohare-wont-stop-at-division-from-sept-23-oct-18-as-station-undergoes-repairs/). This also has not been posted on the CTA page.
  15. Looks like the first of 2 9-day closures on the blue line between O'Hare and Rosemont have been scheduled. First one runs from 9/27 to 10/7. 24-hour bus-shuttle (https://t.co/4lxYXae55j). This should really cause havoc at O'Hare, they can barely handle the current bus shuttle between terminals.
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