October 13, 2004

The Chicago Transit Authority has posted neighborhood maps at 10 CTA rail stations to help orient customers with the station's surrounding community. The new maps display street names, as well as community attractions and landmarks such as local public schools, parks, libraries, stadiums, museums, hospitals and Metra stations.

"These maps provide a snapshot of the neighborhood and make it easier for customers to get to their destinations," said Chicago Transit Board Chairman Carole Brown. ?They are a valuable tool for local businesses, people using the CTA system for the first time and for the experienced customer traveling to an unfamiliar neighborhood."

?A transit system with well placed maps and signs is easier to navigate," said CTA President Frank Kruesi. ?Providing directions to landmarks and institutions is another way to enhance public transit and draw more customers to the convenience of the CTA."

Each map identifies the station location with a red ?You Are Here? arrow and notes the location of each exit and what a customer will find at street level outside of the station. The easy to read map includes street names and addresses for approximately an eight-block radius from the station.

Initially, CTA installed the maps at 10 stations representing different neighborhoods. The 10 stations are: Pulaski on the Orange Line; Roosevelt on the Orange and Green Lines; Addison, Chicago, Roosevelt and 79th on the Red Line; Irving Park on the Blue Line; Davis on the Purple Line; and Oak Park and Clinton on the Green Line.

Plans are underway to install neighborhood maps at additional stations in the future.

Customers are encouraged to share their comments on the neighborhood maps by calling 1-888-YOURCTA or by writing to www.transitchicago.com.

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