Gap-filling ramp deployed at Clark/Lake for wheelchair user

Accessible transit

Our mission is to deliver quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities—and providing transit that's accessible to everyone is an important part of our commitment to do so.


We employ a range of features and services to provide transit that's accessible to people with disabilities. In short:

  • 100% our vehicles (both buses and railcars) are accessible.
  • 103 of our 145 rail stations are accessible.

Though more than 70% of our system is now accessible and key station upgrade requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act have long been met, multiple projects have continued and are underway make more of our stations accessible.

We've also developed a roadmap to bringing our system to 100% accessibility: read about our All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP).

Sending feedback & staying informed

Staying informed & more


More resources

Using this website

Our newly refreshed website has features built in to help people with disabilities more easily read and navigate the site.

In addition to following established standards for accessibility—such as building pages with an intuitive, hierarchical layout, expressing as much information as possible in simple text and marking up media which express information with accompanying or alternative text—the site is designed to adapt for easier readability at a wide range of screen resolutions and zoom levels, to be navigable by keyboard or with assistive software features enabled, and work with a maximum range of software.

Forward arrow Learn more about using this website's features


Looking for info about ADA Paratransit services?

Paratransit, as required by the Americans with Disabilities act in the CTA service area, is provided throughout the six-county RTA region by Pace, our suburban bus peer agency. Paratransit service is provided for riders whose disability or health condition prevents them from using CTA and/or Pace fixed route services for some or all of their travel. Only persons who are certified by the Regional Transportation Authority are eligible to ride ADA Paratransit.

Forward arrow Learn more about ADA Paratransit services from Pace
Forward arrow Info on Paratransit certification from the RTA


Belmont Blue Line Accessibility Improvements

Since completing the Belmont Blue Line improvement project recently, we have received inquiries regarding CTA’s commitment to accessibility. For information, please see this statement regarding Belmont Blue Line accessibility improvements.


Need directions?

Use the trip planner below. If you need a wheelchair-accessible or a trip that doesn't require you to use stairs, you can check the box for "I need an accessible or step-free trip" below and pick "RTA Trip Planner" for directions.

Quick trip planner
Quick trip planner
Get directions with: