SAFETY ISSUES * USA - CTA takes accordion-style buses off the streets over
Commuters warned of longer waits, advised to take the 'L'
Chicago,ILL,USA -The Chicago Tribune, by Jon Hilkevitch -February 20, 2009: -- CTA bus customers are advised to avoid rush-hour travel starting Friday, ride trains instead or be prepared to wait longer for crowded buses to arrive as the result of safety problems sidelining nearly 200 articulated buses that are the workhorses of the fleet... On Thursday the transit agency removed from service the 60-foot-long buses, which are 50 percent longer than the standard-size bus and carry more people, as a precaution after finding serious cracks in the chassis of one vehicle, officials said... It was not known when the buses, which face inspections and possible repairs, will be returned to the streets... Taking out of service all North American Bus Industries Inc. (NABI) buses is expected to affect commuters across the system, particularly from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, officials said... (See Video)
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