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CTA bus, train operators test positive for coronavirus

The bus driver and train conductor work out of the 77th Bus Garage and 95th Street Terminal, respectively, the CTA said.

A man allegedly attacked a woman on a CTA train Oct. 13, 2021, in the Loop.
The CTA confirmed two of its employees tested positive for coronavirus March 24, 2020.
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Two more CTA employees have tested positive for coronavirus, the transit authority confirmed Tuesday.

The employees, a bus driver and train conductor, work out of the 77th Bus Garage and 95th Street Terminal, respectively, the CTA said.

The CTA said they have been in communication with the employees and those who may have had direct contact with them. The transit authority did not disclose the conditions of the two employees.

Both facilities will remain open, the CTA said.

“CTA conducts regular, robust cleaning of railcars, buses and stations. Vehicles and stations are cleaned and disinfected daily, and vehicles also received regular deep cleanings,” the transit authority said in a statement. City health officials have reviewed CTA’s cleaning plan and say current procedures are adequate; no changes are recommended at this point.​”

On Saturday, the CTA confirmed a bus driver working out of the Forest Glen bus garage at 5914 W. Armstrong Ave. also tested positive for COVID-19.