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Kristina Labanauskas

Records reveal CTA bus incidents occur almost daily

Since 2008, CTA buses have had more collisions annually than the nine other largest public bus systems in the US. The records indicate that the accident rate is roughly one bus incident per day, on…

Kristina Labanauskas

Metra accident in Des Plaines kills one

At 8:10 a.m. this morning, a Metra train struck a vehicle at a crossing near River and Miner roads. When fire fighters arrived, the car was flipped on its roof and in flames. One person inside…

Kristina Labanauskas

Cta Fire

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday, a tunnel fire on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line sent 19 people to hospitals for respiratory problems and smoke inhalation.
It appears that the train…

Kristina Labanauskas

Cta Section 41 Notice Repealed

Claimants and attorneys can breathe a sigh of relief.
On Monday, June 1, 2009, Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 84 (CTA Section 41 Notice Repeal) into law, which repealed in its entirety the…

Kristina Labanauskas

Safety Issues Lead CTA to Sideline Accordion-Style Buses

The CTA removed nearly 200 of the 60-foot-long buses from service on Thursday as a precaution after serious cracks were found in one vehicle’s chassis.

The articulated buses can carry up to…

Kristina Labanauskas

CTA Bus Accident near St. Ignatius College Prep

A westbound No. 12 Roosevelt bus collided with two vehicles Tuesday morning on the Near West side. The accident took place at West Roosevelt Road and South Blue Island Avenue, just outside Saint…

Kristina Labanauskas

Metra Train Kills Pedestrian

A Union Pacific Northwest Line train inbound to Chicago struck and killed a pedestrian near the Arlington Heights Station, located at Northwest Highway and Evergreen Avenue. The tragic accident…

Kristina Labanauskas

Chicago-bound Amtrak Train Derails Outside Joliet

An Amtrak train derailed on Monday evening after a set of wheels jumped the track.
There were 112 passengers aboard Lincoln Service Train 304. The train remained upright, and no one was injured,…

Kristina Labanauskas

RTA Finds CTA Rail Safety Needs Improvement

A recent review of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) revealed that the CTA is safe enough to ride but is in vital need of upgrades. The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), which is…

Barry Doyle

CTA Green Line derailment

Earlier today, a CTA Green Line train derailed, resulting in several being hospitalized. The early reports are that the derailment of the train occurred at a switch track. The operator went through…