Avoid All ‘Winter Parking’ Hassles and Icy Roads by Riding CTA

December 14, 2023

Chicago-area winter parking restrictions can cast a pall over the Holidays, so let CTA’s trains and buses be your sleighs to various sporting events, concerts, fireworks and more

Overnight parking bans in the Chicago area provide public safety for emergency vehicles and public service vehicles, potentially resulting in hundreds of dollars in parking violations and towing fees. However, riding CTA not only helps ward off the parking grinches, it’s also safe and affordable leaving you with extra money for gifts or eggnog. Customers can purchase an unlimited rides pass, either the 1-Day ($5), or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

United Center

Get to and from the following event via the #20 Madison and #50 Damen bus routes. Customers can also take the #19 United Center Express route post event:

  • Travis Scott – Fri. 12/15 at 8 p.m.
  • Juice Wrld Day – Sat. 12/16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Sun. 12/17 at 2 p.m.
  • Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Tue. 12/19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls – Wed. 12/20 at 7 p.m.

Navy Pier Fireworks

Service on the #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago and #124 Navy Pier routes.

  • Sat. 12/16 at 9 p.m.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the loop on CTA service changes and alerts by subscribing to CTA Updates. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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