Monday, April 13, 2009

CTA Wins "Most Improved" Global Transit Agency Award

Believe it or not, our very own Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) recently won a prestigious global award as the 'most improved' transit agency in 2008. The CTA cited the following reasons for the award:
CTA achieved a 4.1 percent increase in rail ridership in 2008 compared to 2007. For 2008, the rail system recorded a total of 198.2 million rides – an increase of 7.9 million rides over the previous year. The agency also significantly reduced slow zones in 2008.

Safety improvements made last year were recognized, including upgrades to subway emergency exits. Upgrades included brighter lighting, high visibility signs, improved stairways and an instructional video to help prepare customers for evacuation procedures in case of an emergency.

We love the new bus tracker and their new website is much easier to navigate. Congrats to the CTA on a successful 2008...hopefully the progress continues in 2009.


sharna said...

I like the bus tracker too, but seriously, if they are the most improved, what are the other public transports like!!!

Sloopy said...

The bar was pretty low for the CTA, so small improvements look major!

They're not the best public transportation agency (far from it)...they are the 2008 'most improved'...