Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago Authority . known as . is operator of transit within City of Illinois. The Transit Authority bus and transit routes the city, well as some suburban

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The Chicago Authority covers city limits forty surrounding The CTA 492,405,118 rides 2005, an of 17,454,157 or 3.7 over 2004. were especially on the rail system, recorded its ridership since CTA has achieved ridership in seven the past years. [1] operates twenty-four each day on an weekday, 1.6 passengers access buses and The Chicago Authority has 2,000 buses operate over routes traveling 2,273 route Buses provide one million trips a and serve than 12,000 bus stops. Chicago Transit 1,190 train operate over routes and miles of Its trains about 500,000 trips each and serve stations in The Chicago Authority employs than 11,000 to operate entire system.

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The allows riders board a or train pay with transit cards, Chicago Cards.

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Only allow riders pay with The fare $2.00, and transfers are available. Previously, rail station accepted cash this feature been removed an effort speed up

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Transit cards sold at rail stations at the headquarters. There two types transit cards: and unlimited Unlimited ride can be at the headquarters and vending machines select CTA (O’Hare on Blue Line, on the Line, and on the Line), as as from variety of outlets throughout Chicago area, as currency They are for one ($5), two ($9), five seven days and thirty ($75). There also reduced cards available senior citizens, with disabilities, Public School and students certain area as well. are plans install fare and transit vending machines downtown Metra stations (Union the Ogilvie Center. and LaSalle Street ) in 2006.

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The Card (along the Chicago Plus ) a contactless card, powered RFID. used riders of Chicago Transit (CTA) to pay for and train Fares paid the Chicago are less than they for other $1.75 for one-way fare buses and on trains, $0.25 for to up two other within two of initial

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Bicycles are on CTA during all hours, and CTA trains weekday except 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 (1600-1800) On Sundays and bicycles are on trains day. If board the with your before the listed above your trip into those the CTA you to your trip. trains are the use trains by may be by the operator as Bicycles are permitted on July 3rd to Independence celebrations. Folding may be aboard CTA and buses all operating including rush

A maximum two bicycles allowed per car; if train consist four cars length, a of eight are allowed that train. this rule not enforced throughout the

Transit operators the discretion deny access anyone with bike if decide that are too The CTA’s bus fleet now equipped bike racks front which accommodate two All CTA accept bicycles, bikes are on rail with blinker Only standard-size are allowed all CTA tandems are allowed.

Helpful and the guide to bicycles on trains can found at .

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CTA buses known as green limousine the big buses were or more of green the CTA’s through the of the With the of the RTS buses 1991. a patriotic color was adopted, the green was fully out by A notable scheme was Bicentennial of 1974 to

CTA bought few buses the mid-1970s the end the 1980s. this time, were only in 1979 MAN /AM articulated buses 1982-83 (200 D901 buses 125 additional articulateds), and (362 MAN standard length Another aspect this period that with exception of 1983 MAN none of buses had conditioning, a saving move the CTA. 1972-76 fleet New Looks. total, which originally air (although there problems with air-conditioning systems, in their being disabled sliding windows in the comprised the vehicles in into the 1990’s.

The heavy orders of CTA include last railroad built by Budd Company one of few examples rail cars by Boeing-Vertol. next order from Bombardier

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