CTA surpasses 500 million riders for 2009

CHICAGO 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.

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