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How-to guide:
Finding bus stop IDs & instructions on Bus Stop signs

Information on how to get information by text from CTA Bus Tracker SM has been posted on all CTA bus stop signs.


 Where to find it

Simply follow the instructions on the bottom of the sign.

graphic showing where instructions would appear on bus stop signs

Follow the instructions to receive arrival times. Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile carrier first.



Cheat sheet: Print out this page and jot down your favorite stops. (pdf)See also

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