CTA unveils new bus tracker displays

September 30, 2011 3:07:49 PM PDT
The Chicago Transit Authority unveiled its first tracker displays Friday to let waiting commuters know when buses will arrive.

CTA President Forrest Claypool and Mayor Rahm Emanuel pointed out the first tracker, at a South Side bus shelter. Four hundred trackers will be installed within a year citywide, on the busiest bus routes.

"These bus shelter LED signs are the fastest, most convenient, clearest and easiest way to convey real time bus arrival information to our customers when they need it most, when they're at or approaching their local bus shelter," said Forrest Claypool, CTA president.

"We're here to serve the commuter and users of the system, and making sure both from technology, from cleanliness, to the safety, all the resources are applied to where it most patters, where the commuter meets the system," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The $3.7 million for the trackers comes from the CTA, RTA, and a federal grant.

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