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UTC Media Insight on CTA Yellow Line Accident

Media commentary from UTC Director Dr. P.S. Sriraj on CTA Yellow Line accident

Director Dr. P.S. Sriraj Shared Insight with Chicago Broadcast and Print Media

On the morning of November 16, a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Yellow Line train struck a snow removal device that was planned to be used for a training exercise.

In the weeks since the accident, UTC Director Dr. P.S. Sriraj was called upon by local Chicago media to provide thoughts regarding the potential cause behind the mishap, the projection for restoration of service, and more.  Here is a breakdown of media coverage.

  1. In a November 30 report from CBS Channel 2 News, reporter Tara Molina spoke to Dr. Sriraj on why Yellow Line service remained unavailable two weeks after the accident. Visit this link to access the story.
  2. On December 6, Dr. Sriraj spoke with Channel 7 ABC News reporter Karen Jordan on the outlook for when full service on the Yellow Line, also known as the Skokie Swift, was resume. Passengers who have relied on shuttle busses also were interviewed. Visit this link to access the report.
  3. Suburban newspaper the Daily Herald published a story December 16 that focused on the potential cause of the crash following the preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board.  Transportation writer Marni Pyke posed questions to Dr. Sriraj.  Visit this link to access the article.