Is the CTA "shovel-ready?" Brown sets her sight on stimulus dollars for CTA
CTA Board Chairwoman Carole Brown on Thursday testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hoping to get her hands on some of Barack's economic stimulus dollars.
President Obama is looking for so-called "shovel-ready" infrastructure projects to create jobs and stimulate a moribund economy. Brown told ABC7 News that some of those projects "include purchasing 58 new buses, updating rails, new signal work, and station improvements."
"And what I want to reiterate is as long as the process is streamlined, as long as they look at is as kind of an emergency to help stimulate the economy and invest in the economy, hence to streamline the process of getting the money to us, that we've got plenty of projects ready to go," said Brown.
Speaking of signal work, the CTA gets back at it on the Loop elevated this weekend, closing down stations Sunday on the Wells-Van Buren stretch. Details here.
Now you'll know when your Clark bus is not coming. Don't forget -- the #22 Clark and #36 Broadway (and 9 other buses) go live on Bus Tracker Monday. I don't ride them, so y'all must let me know how reliable Tracker is on these routes. Details here.