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CTA Board OKs manager for Blue Line, other capital projects

Chicago Transit Partners will continue its role as project manager of the CTA’s Capital Improvement Program through 2017, a position that lets the private company oversee everything from the agency’s Blue Line restoration - set to begin March 21 - to the Wilson Red Line station redevelopment.

The CTA Board on Wednesday awarded a three-year, $87.7 million contract to the firm, a joint venture between Northbrook-based Kenny Construction and the Los Angeles-based construction and management corporation AEMCO.

Bloomingdale bridge construction to close Milwaukee Avenue this weekend

Illinois to sell hundreds of pieces of IDOT equipment

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Getting Around: CTA set to put all fares under Ventra

I-90 drivers can expect some changes Monday from Rockford to Elgin

No cars on Bryn Mawr? 'It would be ludicrous,' some say

Transit Task Force finance team recommends private-sector partnerships

At Friday's meeting of the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force, the panel's finance working group recommended more "private-sector partnerships" for the region’s cash-strapped transit systems.

Working group Chair Carole Brown, a managing director at Barclay's Capital and former chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority Board, said that "the private sector and other non-traditional transportation providers" should be allowed to compete with transit agencies for public money.


Harrison Street Bridge to close starting Monday

New Metra leadership tries to escape past controversies

At Friday's board meeting, Metra's new leadership team of Chief Executive Officer Don Orseno and board Chairman Martin Oberman acted eager to move forward from recent controversies that have beset the commuter rail agency, including a delay-stricken January and the messy departure of former head Alex Clifford.