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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Chicago Transit Authority" ...
When reviewing how well the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) was fulfilling the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it failed to fulfill in many cases. Many stations are designated as fully accessible, but in reality lack many of the general necessities. These include, “broken doors, turnstiles and elevators, and lacking automatic doors, which make it fully accessible”. Furthermore, the CTA declined to discuss these problems, but one employee did answer some questions, which lacked any substantial feedback.
The American Prospect looks at the deteriorating quality of mass transit in America. The reporter points to statistics that show that fewer and fewer people use public transportation. "The falloff in bus ridership, which is much steeper than that in train ridership, is directly linked to declines in bus service," the Prospect reports. The story examines how some cities have revived and expanded their transit systems and ridership despite suburban sprawl. Others have cut off transit service on all but the most cost-effective routes, thus reducing the value of the transit system.
Tags: suburbs; Chicago Transit Authority; Regional Transit Administration; urban development; commuter rail model; Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority; Boston; Seattle; Toronto; subway; trains; buses; railroads
WMAQ conducted a yearlong investigation into the practices of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus drivers uncovered 127 CTA bus drivers with drunk driving convictions and 56 drivers operating city buses with suspended or revoked licenses. WMAQ also learned that the CTA repeatedly failed to conduct background checks on its drivers, despite having a direct link to the Illinois state drivers license records.
The Sun-Times finds that Chicago Transit Authority president and three top officials were caught making private purchases of stock issued by a company under a supply and development contract with the agency and another corporation - in violation of CTA rules and regulations. (May 3 - 5, 8, 9; June 5, July 25, 26, 1996)
Chicago Sun-Times investigation of the Chicago Transit Authority finds corruption and favoritism in awarding contracts, operation of defective elevated trains, disregard for safety requirements, exorbitant spending on executives' travel and office furniture, patronage and nepotism abuses, July - December 1987.
Chicago Sun-Times investigates the Chicago Transit Authority and finds massive breakdown in transit maintenance due to mismanagement has led to numerous cancellations of rush-hour bus runs as well as a long history of inferior transit service, Dec. 2 - 7, 1984.