20 Routes to be Added to the CTA Bus Tracker Program in June

June 16, 2008

Expansion of program will be more than one-third complete with 52 routes

Effective Monday, June 23, CTA customers will be able to access real-time travel information for a total of 52 CTA bus routes following the addition of 20 new routes to the Bus Tracker system. Bus Tracker is a web-based program that uses global positioning system (GPS) technology and provides real-time information to customers via the dedicated CTA Bus Tracker web site (www.ctabustracker.com ).

"With the addition of the 20 new routes in June, CTA will be one-third of the way in completing its expansion of the Bus Tracker program. And more customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of knowing when the next bus is scheduled to arrive," said CTA President Ron Huberman.

Signs have been posted at bus stops along the following 20 bus routes that will be added to the Bus Tracker program on June 23:


  • #54A North Cicero/Skokie Blvd
  • #56 Milwaukee
  • #56A North Milwaukee
  • #68 Northwest Highway
  • #77 Belmont
  • #78 Montrose
  • #80 Irving Park
  • #X80 Irving Park Express
  • #81 Lawrence
  • #81W West Lawrence
  • #84 Peterson
  • #85 Central
  • #85A North Central
  • #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland
  • #88 Higgins
  • #90 Harlem
  • #90N North Harlem
  • #91 Austin
  • #92 Foster
  • #152 Addison


The dedicated CTA Bus Tracker web site 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.

For customers to access the arrival times of buses along a route, the CTA Bus Tracker web site is accessible from a computer and web-enabled wireless devices. 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.


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