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CTA, ACE host Trades Day for CPS Students

CTA helps provide a path for CPS high school students to pursue architecture-, construction- and engineering-related careers as part of RPM Phase One Project.

CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization Project (RPM), Walsh-Fluor Assist Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

CTA and Walsh-Fluor helped 10 small businesses working on the RPM project to secure $3.4 million in federal funds.

Mayor Lightfoot, CTA and CPS Announce Student Recipients of “CTA Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund”

CTA, RPM Contractor Walsh-Fluor and Chicago Scholars in 2020 Launched RPM Scholarship Program to Help Youth Pursue Education and Careers in Construction

Mayor Lightfoot and CTA Launch "CTA Building Small Businesses Program" to Help Local Entrepreneurs Work on Largest Project in Agency History

CTA and Walsh-Fluor team up with LISC Chicago to help small firms compete for large-scale capital projects in Chicago like RPM Phase One

CTA Helps Individuals Break Poverty Cycle through Cleanslate Partnership

CTA is helping Chicagoans break the cycle of poverty through a partnership with Cleanslate.

CTA Modernization Project Brings Small Business Opportunities

CTA and Walsh-Fluor recently attended a BCOE meeting to teach about opportunities to work on the largest capital improvement project in CTA’s history.

CTA Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project Team, Walsh-Fluor Kick Off First RPM Construction Careers Networking Fair

CTA and Walsh-Fluor are hosting its first workforce networking event for individuals interseted in construction careers that culd lead to work on CTA's RPM Phase One project.

Mayor Emanuel Moves to Expand the City's Transit Oriented Development Policy to Eight Bus Corridors Across Chicago
The proposal, introduced to City Council this month, would enable new construction projects along more than 20 high-ridership bus routes to reduce on-site parking and add density for more walkable neighborhoods. The proposal covers eight corridors served by the following routes
  • 55th/Garfield Bouelvard (#55)
  • 63rd Street (#63)
  • 79th Street (#79)
  • Ashland Avenue (#9, #X9)
  • Chicago Avenue (#66)
  • North Lake Shore Drive (#134, #135, #136, #143, #146, #147, #148)
  • South Lake Shore Drive (#2, #6, #J14, #26, #28)
  • Western Avenue (#49, #X49)
What's killing CTA train ridership? Two four-letter words.

One of the bigger bets Mayor Rahm Emanuel has placed in his seven years in office has been on public transit.