Chicago Transit Authority News

CTA President releases 2013 budget recommendations

CTA President releases 2013 budget recommendations

28th Nov 2012 Press Release Rail News

Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool today proposed a $1.39 billion budget for 2013 that maintains current service levels, freezes base fares, and calls for modest reductions in discounts for CTA passes to bring them in line with other major U.S. cities.

Oh, what fun it is to ride and sing on the CTA holiday train

Oh, what fun it is to ride and sing on the CTA holiday train

28th Nov 2012 Press Release Rail News

Dashing through the snow and over the rail lines they go, Santa and his reindeer began their annual visit to Chicago November 23, on the CTA Holiday Train—now in its 21st year. The CTA Holiday Train is a festive and one-of-a-kind tradition that’s unique to Chicago and is a fun way to enjoy the city during the holiday season.

CTA: New offerings part of agency’s strategy to improve customer experience

CTA: New offerings part of agency’s strategy to improve customer experience

1st Nov 2012 Press Release Rail News

The Chicago Transit Board today approved a plan to add 57 new automated teller machines to all eight CTA rail lines, increasing the number of ATMs for customers by 72 percent. In addition, the Board today approved five new leases that include a new produce shop, a new pastry shop and three newsstand locations at CTA rail stations, all of which will provide additional customer conveniences for CTA’s growing ridership and assist the agency in its ongoing efforts to increase non-farebox revenue.

CTA announce 16 consecutive months of CTA ridership growth

CTA announce 16 consecutive months of CTA ridership growth

23rd Aug 2012 Press Release Rail News

Mayor Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool announced today that ridership on the Chicago Transit Authority continued its upward trend in the first six months of 2012—with June marking the 16th consecutive month of ridership increases.

CTA seeks sponsors for Holiday Train and other assets

CTA seeks sponsors for Holiday Train and other assets

31st Mar 2012 Press Release Rail News

The Chicago Transit Authority today, through its partner, IMG, issued Requests for Proposals for the naming rights to the CTA Holiday Train, New Year’s Eve Penny Rides, Free Rides for Chicago Public Schools students on the first day of school, and CTA Bus Tracker and Train Tracker.