CTA posts slow-zone map
In the last few weeks readers here have wondered where the slow zones are on the CTA's train system.
Not too long after those queries, the CTA posted this map (in pdf).
Also, CTA Chairwoman Carole Brown helpfully explains some of the slow zones on her blog.
As for fixing the slow zones, Carole says:
"Overall, we have identified funding to eliminate about 90% of CTA's slow zones (including all Red Line slow zones) and we're moving forward with repairs. The new federal transportation law signed by President Bush this week includes a significant increase in federal capital formula funding that we hope will accelerate these types of improvements. As I have noted previously, the next step is to secure non-federal matching funds to ensure that Metra, Pace, and CTA can qualify for these much-needed federal dollars."