Modernization of Chicago Transit to Be Completed by Chicago's Working People

March 17, 2016 Monika Greenhow

The Chicago Transit Board awarded a contract this week to CSR Sifang America JV to build the newest generation of Chicago Transit Authority rail cars as part of the city's modernization program. CSR has pledged to build a new rail car assembly facility in Chicago, the first new assembly of its kind in 35 years. The investment of $40 million is expected to generate 170 jobs, while also reducing maintenance costs and reducing power use through the use of more efficient technology.

Previous Article
Report: Working Women in the U.S. Have Less than 40 Minutes of Personal Time a Day
Report: Working Women in the U.S. Have Less than 40 Minutes of Personal Time a Day

A new report released by the AFL-CIO reveals that more than half of working women spend less than four hour...

Next Article
Senate Should Schedule Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
Senate Should Schedule Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's n...