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Federal panel to look for funding for transportation projects, says Rep. Lipinski

A new federal panel is taking the lead on developing recommendations on how to provide desperately-needed funding for transportation infrastructure projects, according to Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, whose 3rd district includes the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago.

CTA trains running again over Wells Street bridge

CTA seeks bidder to rebuild Wilson el station

Metra ordered to pay whistleblower back wages

For CTA riders, the other shoe dropping

CTA board cites ethics concerns over ad partnership with special events department

The Chicago Transit Authority board took part in some ethical troubleshooting Friday related to an advertising agreement with the city.

The item in question was a “co-promotional trade agreement” between the CTA and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events that allows the transit agency to promote programming and ridership initiatives at events like the Taste of Chicago and the Chicago Blues and Jazz Festivals. Each of those events draws an average of around 500,000 visitors per year.

FAA may cut control-tower staffing in Chicago

Chicago picks Ashland Avenue for next bus rapid transit corridor

Future of Metra chief Clifford goes to agency's board

Outside firm will audit fairness of RTA funding

The Regional Transportation Authority board voted 10-4 on Wednesday to approve a contract with an outside consulting firm that will evaluate whether RTA fairly distributes funds between city and suburban service agencies.