18 Additional Routes to be Activated Monday on CTA Bus Tracker Web Site

May 16, 2008

The CTA will add 18 bus routes to its Bus Tracker web site on Monday, May 19. Bus Tracker is a web-based program that uses global positioning system (GPS) technology and provides real-time information on bus locations and arrival times. The addition of the routes is part of CTA's continued effort to improve service reliability and customer satisfaction. With these additions, customers will now be able to track buses on a total of 32 routes.

The dedicated CTA Bus Tracker web site (www.ctabustracker.com) provides customers with a route map with icons indicating the location and direction of each bus currently in service, an alarm feature that will alert customers when a bus is approaching their selected bus stop, as well as the arrival times at bus stops. The following routes will be available May 19:

  • #9 Ashland
  • #X9 Ashland Express
  • #X20 Washington/Madison Express
  • #21 Cermak
  • #44 Wallace/Racine
  • #47 47th
  • #48 South Damen
  • #50 Damen
  • #51 51st
  • #52A South Kedzie
  • #53A South Pulaski
  • #55 Garfield
  • #X55 Garfield Express
  • #59 59th/61st
  • #60 Blue Island/26th
  • #63 63rd
  • #67 67th/69th/71st
  • #75 74th/75th

The CTA Bus Tracker web site is accessible from computers and web-enabled wireless devices for customers to view the arrival times of buses along a route. BlackBerry users must have version 4.1 or higher. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) must have full Internet access capabilities through web browsers that support HyperText Markup Language (HTML) such as Internet Explorer. Customers who use PDAs will be able to access the arrival time display only. Cell phone users should contact their wireless service providers for information on their phone's Internet capabilities.

CTA will continue to add more bus routes throughout the coming months.


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