Blue Line, Loop El work continues; Ron drops cop pension plea
Same ol' same ol' when it comes to this weekend's repair work. The Lake and Wabash branch of the Loop elevated tracks will be closed again for repairs this weekend, from 10 pm Friday till 4 am Monday. And Blue Line service will be suspended between Belmont and Montrose from 9 pm Friday till 3 am Monday.
Shuttle buses will operate on the Blue Line. All elevated trains will travel on the Wells and Van Buren portions of the Loop tracks.
Also, the Jarvis Red Line station will be closed from 1 am Saturday to 4 am Monday. This pitiful station will get a much-needed facelift, including ceiling demolition, painting, and other interior rehabilitation. Rogers Park riders should use the adjacent Morse and Howard Street stations.
Interesting how the start and end times vary on all the jobs. Details here on all the above.
"People with Disabilities Ride Free" starts Friday. People with disabilities who are enrolled in the state's Circuit Breaker program can ride the CTA, Metra and Pace buses and trains beginning Oct. 24. These folks must use their their RTA Reduced Fare Permit to ride. Go here to get more info and learn how to get the permit.
Huberman drops police pension effort. In the face of harsh criticism from the Fraternal Order of Police, CTA President Ron Huberman has decided to ditch his effort to continue paying into his police pension, the Sun-Times reports.