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CTA OKs work to speed up travel to O'Hare

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Transit Authority is moving forward with a plan to speed up train travel between downtown and O’Hare International Airport.

The CTA board on Wednesday approved a $20.4 million contract for the Blue Line renewal project.

The project calls for improvements on stretches of the Blue Line where track conditions are so poor trains are unable to travel at top speeds of 55 mph. In some of those so-called “slow zones,” trains must limit their speed to between 15 and 35 mph.

The work is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 and continue through the fall.

Forrest Claypool is CTA president. He says the project will also prevent future slow zones by replacing track that’s nearing the end of its useful lifespan.

 

Posted 8/15/2013