CTA surpasses 500 million riders for 2009

December 10, 2008 3:29:09 PM PST
The CTA is thanking customers for reaching a milestone. CTA President Ron Huberman says the agency passed the 500 million mark for ridership Wednesday.

Huberman thanked commuters and gave out commemorative signs Wednesday afternoon at a Red Line subway stop in the Loop.

Ridership has increased by 5.5 percent system wide over last year.

The last time the CTA recorded more than a half-billion rides was in 1992.