You can get CTA system maps and the Downtown Transit Sightseeing Guide at CTA headquarters, 'L' (rail) stations, Chicago airports, and certain visitor information centers (subject to availability). You can also call Customer Service to request brochures to be mailed to you.
Find schedule brochures in our Route & System Guides.
CTA System Map Brochure
Brochure (text version)
Español (text version)
RTA System Map
This map includes information about the six county region overseen by the Regional Transportation Authority, and shows all of the Pace suburban bus routes and Metra rail lines, in addition to CTA service information.
PDF Brochure (via rtachicago.com)
Downtown Transit Sightseeing Guide
This map shows the Loop area and North Michigan Avenue with icons that mark the major museums and sights downtown. It also shows the location of downtown hotels and includes riding instructions and information for downtown CTA service.
Night Owl Brochure
For all the Night Owls who need to get somewhere late at night. With information in English, Spanis and Polish inside and maps for all-night bus routes and rail lines.
English, Spanish and Polish
35 31st/35th Extension Brochure
Beginning Sunday, September, 2, 2012, the #35 31st/35th bus route was extended to serve 31st Street between Kedzie and Cicero avenues.
English & Spanish (Español)
The CTA is continuing to strive to be more accessible and user-friendly. This brochure contains information on how customers with disabilities can take advantage of the opportunities CTA's mainline service has to offer.
Accessibility Brochure or Plain Text version
See also: Accessibility, Fares (Updated Recently)
Adams Street Bridge Reconstruction
Reconstruction on the Adams St. Bridge begins in January 2016 affecting several bus routes.
Maps and reroute info
Become our partner. The CTA Adopt-A-Station Program. The Adopt-A-Station program gives organizations the opportunity to partner with the CTA to make rail stations more inviting and attractive. The program also helps the CTA identify more closely with neighborhoods it serves.
Adopt A Station Brochure
Bike & Ride Program
CTA's year-round Bike and Ride Program allows bicycles on all train routes and on buses that are equipped with bike racks. Our Bike & Ride brochure provides detailed information on the program.
See also: Bike & Ride in our How-To Guides
DIY Transit Info Display
Set up a public display screen with information from CTA Bus Tracker and CTA Train Tracker in your shop, lobby or anywhere else people might find it useful!
Security Tips for Bus & Rail Brochure
The safety and security of our customers is and will always be top priority at the CTA. This brochure offers tips on riding smart, traveling with children and showing courtesy toward fellow CTA customers.
See also: Safety & Security page
Safety Tips at Roadway-Rail Grade Crossings
Learn the warning signs and devices that alert customers to the possible presence of a train—as well as rail grade crossing safety tips.
Train Emergency Evacuation Instructions
Learn what to do in the event of an emergency on a CTA train.
See also: Safety & Security page
Train Emergency Evacuation Instructions for People with Disabilities
PDF Brochure (text version)