Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system. On an average weekday 1.7 million rides are taken on CTA. The CTA is a regional transit system that serves 40 suburbs, in addition to the City of Chicago, and provides 81 percent of the public transit trips in the six-county Chicago Metropolitan-area region either with direct service or connecting service to Metra and Pace.


CTA has 1,971 buses that operate over 153 routes and 2,517 route miles. Buses make about 24,195 trips a day and serve approximately 11,701 posted bus stops.

On the rapid transit system, CTA's 1,190 rail cars operate over eight routes and 224.1 miles of track. CTA trains make about 2,391 trips each day and serve 144 stations.

Chicago is one of few cities in the world that has rail service to two major airports. CTA's Blue Line 'L' can take customers to O'Hare International Airport. Orange Line trains, which operate clockwise on the Loop 'L' strucutre, travel to Midway Airport.

CTA also provides around-the-clock service on certain routes. During late night and early morning hours, major rail lines and some of CTA's bus routes offer "Night Owl" service, much of it with connecting schedules and routing.

Mission Statement

They deliver quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities.

Values

They will accomplish their mission with a diverse workforce that is:

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Location

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
567 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 6066
United States

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1-888-968-7282,1-888-836-7000

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