Bus Tracker Shelter Displays

Bus Tracker Displays

An image showing where the signs are mounted on bus sheltersWe know you love CTA Bus Tracker SM and this year, we’re taking steps to make this valuable service tool readily available to thousands more. In 2015, an additional 140 LED displays will be installed at major bus stops around town and even at CTA rail stations.

The audio-equipped displays show or tell you when the next buses are estimated to arrive, for all routes that serve that location.


Project update, Spring 2015

Before flowers were in bloom, we had a crews working in and around the colossal snow mounds to install 70 new CTA Bus Tracker displays at major bus stops throughout the city, which are now up and running.

We currently have 350 signs installed in the city’s busiest bus shelters, and we’re one-step away from meeting our goal of having a total of 420 displays installed throughout our service region.

Beginning this summer, the remaining 70 signs will be installed at rail stations that have high numbers of customers who transfer between rail and bus service. Once this phase of work is complete, customers can safely wait comfortably inside our stations for connecting buses.

The signs installed at these locations will look exactly the same as the existing shelter signs to maintain a consistent look and experience for CTA Bus Tracker information.

Shelter locations

The initial installations are based on locations that serve multiple bus routes. The installations represent about 20 percent of total bus shelters citywide, but will serve about 80 percent of CTA bus riders. We have worked hard to pick bus stops that benefit communities across the city, assist you with your bus trip and reach as many riders as possible. 



This map shows where the location of the shelter signs that are currently installed and those that are planned to be installed later this year.

CTA - System Information - Map Showing Bus Stop Shelters in Digital Sign Project

Interactive map hosted courtesy City of Chicago Data Portal.


Complete list

For a complete list of shelter locations, you can also view or download a complete list of stops in this program via the City of Chicago Data Portal or directly download a list in Excel format.


An image showing what the "play audio" button looks likeAccessibility

Each sign is equipped with a push button and speaker to announce the estimated arrival times for our riders with visual impairments. The push button is located inside the shelter, typically on the left front pole when facing the street, at a height of 42 inches above the ground.  Push the button once and a speaker inside the shelter will announce upcoming arrivals.

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