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Dorval Carter
Dorval Carter

CTA Will Give New Hires $1,000 Signing Bonus In Hopes Of Filling ‘Severe Workforce Shortage’

Transit agency leaders hope hiring bonuses, higher starting salaries and raises for staying on the job will entice desperately needed employees.

Citywide

CTA Needs 1,000 Workers As It Struggles With Ghost Trains And Buses, Transit Boss Says

After skipping meetings with aldermen, transit President Dorval Carter was grilled Thursday amid the CTA's mounting problems. "If the CTA is not safe, people will not take it," one alderman said.

Citywide

Ex-Cons Came Together To Patrol CTA Trains As Crime On Public Transit Spiked. They Need City Funding To Keep Going

Violence prevention groups can be more effective with the right support, organizer Tyrone Muhammad said. "They should see us as a logical next step to fix the problem that is the violence on our public transportation.” 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

CTA Boss Says He Won’t Ghost A City Hall Hearing Next Week As Public Pressure Mounts To Address Rider Complaints

CTA President Dorval Carter told aldermen he'll finally take the hot seat after months of skipping meetings as commuters complain of long wait times, security issues and ghost trains.

Citywide

Detectives Seek 2 Men Suspected In Fatal Shooting Of Man On Red Line Train In Chatham

Diuntel Moon was shot and killed early Saturday on a South Side Red Line train, spurring local leaders and officials to boost protection on the CTA.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

The CTA Boosted Security To Battle Violence, Bad Behavior On Trains And Buses — But Riders Say Nothing Has Changed

The CTA has hired four private security firms to try to double the number of unarmed guards patrolling the system 24/7. But even guards say they're ill-equipped to deal with violent or unruly passengers.

Citywide

CTA Begins Demolishing ‘L’ Tracks Between Belmont And Cornelia, Will Remove Slight Curve That Slows Trains

The reconstruction of the Lakeview tracks is the latest stage of the $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization Project.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Forgot Your Mask And Hand Sanitizer? The CTA Is Rolling Out PPE Vending Machines At 6 Train Stations

The machines will be installed at the Belmont, Roosevelt and 79th Street Red Line stations; the Midway Orange Line station; the Jefferson Park Blue Line station and the Kedzie Green Line station.

Citywide

Blue Line Gets Free WiFi At Clark/Lake Station, And It’s Coming To More Stops Soon

WiFi will also be available at the Blue Line's Washington, Monroe and Jackson stations before the end of January.

Downtown