Our culture

We believe the best way to accomplish our mission is to cultivate a diverse workforce that values being courteous, innovative, motivated, professional, reliable and results-oriented. We are committed to giving our employees the support, training and clear standards and priorities to succeed in their positions.

Employee development

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CTA is more than a job, it is a career. Positions at the CTA are designed to encourage constant employee growth and development.

CTA’s Training and Workforce Development (TWD) team is committed to fostering a learning organization that develops the Chicago Transit Authority's workforce through the development and delivery of learning opportunities that are relevant, effective and address the Authority's goals of a safe, industry-leading, customer-focused organization.

TWD focuses on four core areas of work: curriculum development, career development programs, safety/technical training programs and training facilitation and logistics. The department serves every department across the Authority and works in close partnership with Transit Operations, Safety and Human Resources. TWD provides a strong foundation for workforce development at the CTA.​​

Community efforts

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The CTA is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve through employee led volunteer programs and community partnerships.  CTA employees participate in a variety of community efforts such as our annual Coat Drive, the famous Holiday Food Train, the yearly Blood Drive, and “Clean and Green” events where we clean and beautify the areas surrounding our work locations.

Programs and more

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Learn more about the Chicago Transit Authority's efforts in the community.

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