Tag: CTA ridership

CTA ridership down slightly in 2009; but 11.7% growth over 10 years

Overall ridership in 2009 dropped about 1% in 2009 over the 2008 figure, but still recorded more than half a billion rides — 521.2 million. Meanwhile, ridership over the last decade increased by 11.7% — from about 467 million in 1999 to last year’s 521 million. In both 2009 and over the last 10 years,... Read more »

Recession hits CTA ridership; monthly drop continues

The CTA felt the effects of the recession and growing unemployment in May, when overall ridership decreased in May by 1.1% compared to May of last year. CTA President Richard Rodriguez told the CTA board Wednesday: “The greatest losses in ridership have been during the weekday rush hours, leading us to conclude that there are... Read more »