Chicago Taxpayers are paying for No Parking signs printed in the Spanish Language. Mayor Daley knows these fine people are fined for any minor infraction they commit. Daley targets these people for votes and taxes. I am suggesting Stupido Daley print signs in every language. If you notice, Daley “forgets” to print his name on any Revenue trucks or signs. Classy, right Amigo? Photo by Patrick McDonough.
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McD- You should do a blurb on the CTA. See the article below from the Trib’s website this afternoon 9-11
Frank Kreusi gone but not forgotten! Another Daley hack that couldn’t manage the CTA worth a damn (heckuva job Frank) but had time to organize the destruction of Meigs Field during the night!
CTA slammed in federal report
Mismanagement, poor maintenance cited in probe of 2006 derailment, fire
By Jon Hilkevitch | Tribune transportation reporter
1:57 PM CDT, September 11, 2007
The Chicago Transit Authority’s track-inspection process is “a case study in organizational accidents,” marked by a management culture that allows falsification of records, deferred maintenance of bad rails and poor safety oversight, a federal report said Tuesday.
The findings issued by the National Transportation Safety Board concluded a yearlong investigation into the CTA train derailment and fire in the Blue Line subway that injured more than 100 passengers July 11, 2006. Inadequate information about the eight-car train’s location in the tunnel, between the Clark/Lake and Grand/Milwaukee stations in downtown Chicago, slowed the emergency response to evacuate the approximately 1,000 passengers aboard the evening rush-hour train, the safety board said.
There were also problems with the 55-year-old tunnel’s ventilation system in removing smoke caused by electrical arcing between the last car and the 600-volt third rail, the NTSB said.
Investigators determined within days that some wheels on the last car lost contact with the running rails due to the gauge of the track being out of alignment.
But a subsequent examination of documents, interviews with CTA workers and repeated walk-throughs with track inspectors in the Blue Line tunnel turned up severe systemic problems, the safety board said in a blistering report.
More than 80 percent of inspection records were missing for the Blue Line, the board’s report noted. CTA tracks are supposed to be inspected twice a week, but one track inspector told a safety board investigator that he had inspected his assigned area only once in five months, the report said.
“We found hundreds of records missing, literally hundreds,” said Cy Gura, an investigator who served as chairman of the safety board’s track, signal and engineering group. “The CTA said the work was done, but there was no record. The [track] gauge problem was not reported and the fixes were not reported.”
In many other instances, investigators found that inspection reports were falsified to indicate that track was inspected when in fact it was not, the report said.
Gura, who accompanied CTA inspectors on their rounds, said they routinely marked off on their reports as having walked and measured track in the entire 6 miles of their territories, even though they actually came up about 1½ miles short by the time their shift ended.
“It looks like a lot of people were looking the other way,” said safety board member Steven Chealander, referring to CTA management.
Problems uncovered included failures in setting up effective training, track inspection, maintenance and supervisory programs, leading to unsafe track conditions, the board said.
Mud and standing water in the subway tunnel, wet and rotten rail ties, corrosion of rail fasteners and worn or broken screws and tie plates accelerated the track’s failure, while CTA inspectors failed to identify the obvious problems, the investigation found.
“The track had clearly been deteriorating for a long time. It did not happen overnight,” said Bob Chipkevich, director of the safety board’s office of railroad, pipeline and hazardous materials investigations. He said the conditions found at the CTA were the worst he has seen at any U.S. transit agency.
CTA officials said they have replaced some top management personnel and initiated changes, including improved inspector training and the use of more sophisticated track-gauge measuring equipment.
But Kitty Higgins, a NTSB board member who accompanied investigators to Chicago after the derailment, said the failures found at the CTA “should really be a wakeup call to transit agencies across the nation.”
“This accident is about the failure to understand and invest in a system of this age that carries thousands and thousands and thousands of people everyday,” Higgins said.
The investigation also found that CTA employees were required to pull double-duty–working as both track maintainers and track inspectors, creating a conflict of interest.
“The maintainers are the same people doing the inspections. Where is the quality assurance there?” said safety board member Robert Sumwalt.
A human factors expert at the safety board said the CTA’s corporate culture apparently allowed mistakes and other failures to take place and occur repeatedly.
Referring to the management style at the transit agency, Gerald Weeks, chief of the board’s human performance and survival factors division, said: “It sounds like a case study in organizational accidents.”
Sumwalt noted that budget pressures at the CTA often meant reduced staffing of maintenance personnel and inspectors.
“The result was that inspectors were often called away from inspections to make repairs,” Sumwalt said.
The investigation also singled out the Regional Transportation Authority, which has rail safety oversight responsibilities, for failing to closely monitor the CTA, leading to unsafe track conditions continuing to exist, the safety board said. Lax monitoring by the Federal Transit Administration was also cited in the safety board report.
“Clearly there was very minimal oversight going on between the FTA and the state program,” Chipkevich said.
(Response) Track from 1951 was a partial reason for the CTA Train derailing. Daley and his pals have been skimming loot for years, you need the basics worked on, the infrastructure.
This is so the Polish people get tickets and can pay money so Daley’s friends can get contracts and make big profits.
What a stupid joke?
John Daley can’t even read English. Maybe he can get officer Twan Doyle to translate for him.
“I am suggesting Stupido Daley print signs in every language.” is a very stupid suggestion, with all due respect Pat. Please think it over.
at any rate,
eh eh….excuse me……uhhh, don’t look now, but our f_____g ballots are INEXPLICABLY in Chinese and Spanish and have been for years…….eh eh…at STUPID chump taxpayers of Chicago’s expen$e. You’ll shut up and pay it….or Daley’s diaper-gangsters are gonna give you a knuckle sandwich.
Put America First…..and quit kissing foreigners asses and treating them as if they are too stupid to assimilate.
Why do we the taxpayers have to foot the bill for ignorant immigrants who refuse to learn the language
My relatives had to learn it years ago or they wouldnt have made it
Go try this in Europe
You’d think that the city money grubbers would want the non-English residents to not be able to understand the posted parking laws, it would mean more violations, more tickets and more revenue.
This must be one of the few bones tossed to our Hispanic residents, in return for their loyal support at election time.
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