Here's a roundup of some recent CTA news:
Bus stop signs have feature Bus Tracker info. Every CTA bus stop sign now has the information you need to text the CTA about when the next bus is scheduled to arrive. That's great news for folks without Web access on their phones. Now you just need to find the stop number on the sign and text "ctabus [stop ID number]" to 41411. So, if you're at the northwest corner of Damen and Belmont waiting for the southbound #50 Damen, text "ctabus 8835" to 41411 to learn when the next bus is due to arrive. Good stuff from the CTA.
There's no Bus Tracker in NYC. While on the subject of good stuff that is the CTA Bus Tracker, it's worth noting that there is no Bus Tracker in New York City, and a recent New York Daily News editorial asked why the Big Apple is playing Second City to Chicago on Bus Tracker.
Bus Tracker tries for Innovation award. And in yet more Bus Tracker news, the CTA's fabulous way to find when your next bus is due is vying for one of the Chicago Innovation Awards. It deserves to win!
Belmont station is most romantic. Based on per capita missed connection reported, Craigslist has named the Belmont station as Chicago's most romantic rail stop. The most romantic rail line overall is the Red Line. See the continuation to see how the rail stations ranked on the Train Romance Index Score.
Chicago's most romantic train stations:
- Belmont (Red/Purple/Brown)
- Addison (Red)
- California (Pink)
- Linden (Purple)
- Fullerton (Red/Purple/Brown)
- Damen (Brown)
- Berwyn (Red)
- Western (Blue to Forest Park)
- Thorndale (Red)
- Bryn Mawr (Red)
Chicago's most romantic train lines: