CTA rail safety questioned in RTA study
In a safety review of the CTA's rail system commissioned by the Regional Transportation Authority, the CTA's new oversight agency takes it to task on a number of fronts.
The Trib's Jon Hilkevitch reports in his "Getting Around" column this week:
"CTA trains are safe enough to ride, but many upgrades are necessary and should not be postponed, the RTA concluded in evaluating 14 key areas.
"The CTA is doing a poor job of identifying hazardous conditions leading to rail accidents, and the agency should be "more rigorous" in taking corrective action, the audit said."
The RTA's safety audit also found that the CTA's emergency-response drills were insufficient and called construction safety measures on the Brown Line rehab project insufficient.
CTA President Ron Huberman said last week that the CTA is taking corrective actions in many areas in response to the RTA's findings.
The Trib had a great graphic detailing the "charges" and the CTA's response. Check it out below.