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  1. Its unfortunate, especially since Metra and the State are pouring money into sthose lines (especially the UPN) to replace bridges and tracks.
  2. 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/
  3. Any idea why the brown line has not been stopping at Kedzie since late last night?
  4. Per Chicago Cityscape, the CTA took out a permit to build a new maintenance facility at 63rd st. Lower yard:
  5. 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/
  6. 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). Source can be found here: https://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/6/May2020_-_FAB_Committee_Transcripts.pdf
  7. CTA posted a reroute for this weekend that affects the junction in question. Sounds like they may be working to rectify the problem.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Looks like the permits been issued for the charging station on the 66 route
  13. The latest news release states that the ATS will shutdown completely beginning January 9th for testing. Completion is scheduled for next fall. Not sure if that means the system will be completely closed for the entirety of that time. Either way, things will be painful given the problems they have had thus far with meeting demand and keeping schedules.
  14. A picture of one of the new ATS cars is on the website of one of the construction managers for the upgrade (R.M Chin & Associates). You can find it here: https://www.rmchin.com/portfolios/ohare-airport-transit-system/
  15. Manufactured by Bombardier - INNOVIA APM 256 cars https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/125.pdf
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