CTA to cut bus cleaning time

A sign for No. 20 Express bus route on the CTA. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) ((AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast))

March 18, 2010 2:12:24 PM PDT
A cut in cleaning time could mean dirtier buses for CTA passengers.

A spokesperson said the pilot program cuts the recommended time for deep cleaning a bus in half. The transit agency said it is adjusting the cleaning time to make better use of its resources.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the union that represents bus workers says this will mean dirtier buses. The union has reportedly filed a grievance over the change.

The CTA is dealing with a $95.6 million shortfall.