Chicago officials unveil new CTA train cars
Public transit users in Chicago will soon be riding in new equipment.
City officials have unveiled new Chicago Transit Authority rail cars that have wider aisles, electronic signs and security cameras. They're the first new cars entering rail service since 1992. The cars will replace some of the oldest cars, which average around 40 years old.
The first batch of about 700 cars will be added to the CTA's Pink Line, which runs between downtown and the city's West Side.
Each car will have security cameras that will transmit video in real time to CTA's control center, police and the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communication.
The cars cost $1.137 billion, which is funded by CTA bond issuances backed by sales tax receipts and federal funds.
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