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RTA Board chairman: Search for new leader might take a ‘few months’

The Regional Transportation Authority Board approved on Wednesday the selection of an interim executive director to replace departing head Joseph Costello, but indicated that a state transit task force’s investigation could delay the agency's efforts to find a permanent replacement.

“We will convene a subcommittee of this board to begin a search, as is customary, for a permanent executive director,” Board Chairman John Gates said at Wednesday’s monthly board meeting. “I guess because of all the controversy surrounding transit going on in Springfield, that will take a few months.”

CTA on hunt for art to spruce up Blue Line stops in Wicker Park, Logan Sq.

Divvy stations needed in Portage Park, business groups say

Metra prepares to fight federal PTC deadline

Metra is gearing up to lobby Washington to postpone a deadline to install a costly and intricate rail safety system, and the agency may also lobby Springfield to protect the rail agency’s very existence.


Illliana Expressway gets solid approval from Northern Indiana Planning Board

Chicago airports rate dead last in sending flights out on time

NW Ind. commission to vote on proposed highway

New Bus Tracker SMS provider, continued use of Evanston telecom center approved by CTA Board

The Chicago Transit Authority Board on Wednesday approved an $864,000 contract with TextMarks Inc., which will provide text messaging services for the CTA’s Bus Tracker texting system.

TextMarks’ bulk SMS messaging platform is also used by businesses like Microsoft and Little Caesars. Its contract with the CTA begins on Jan. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2016.

RTA executive involved in state harassment probe steps down

Can Metra successfully switch to Ventra? Possible, but not probable