CTA Providing Additional Service and Personnel in Anticipation of Monday’s Crowds

April 28, 2006
04/28/06

In anticipation of the large crowds expected to attend Monday's Immigration Rights Rally in the Loop, CTA will have extra buses, trains and personnel available on the system throughout the day to assist customers and provide sufficient transportation to meet the demand. In addition, CTA is advising customers to allow plenty of extra travel time, particularly for those bound for the Loop, and is encouraging customers to prepare ahead of time with sufficient value on their farecards for a round trip.

Additional CTA employees will be deployed to assist customers at areas where heavier than normal loads are expected or locations where CTA buses may be rerouted. Many of the CTA employees will be in uniform, including supervisors and extra customer assistants at rail stations. Others will be employee volunteers wearing yellow safety vests.

To speed travel and reduce lines, customers are encouraged to buy farecards in advance with sufficient value to allow for return trips later, or to add enough value to their existing farecards, either the Chicago Card or magnetic strip farecard, for their return trip later in the day.

Chicago Cards are available to customers free of charge through the end of May at more than 200 non-CTA outlets such as Currency Exchanges, Jewel-Osco and Dominick's Finer Food stores that already provide other types of CTA fare media.

Because of the additional congestion expected in the Loop, bus routes that travel in the vicinity of the parade route may be impacted. Routes that serve the area include:

#1 Indiana/Hyde Park
#2 Hyde Park Express
#3 King Drive
#X3 King Drive Express
# 4 Cottage Grove
#X4 Cottage Grove Express
#6 Jackson Park Express
#7 Harrison
#8 Halsted
#9 Ashland
#14 Jeffery Express
#20 Madison
#22 Clark
#24 Wentworth
#26 South Shore Express
#X28 Stony Island Express
#29 State
#36 Broadway
#37 Sedgwick/Ogden
#56 Milwaukee
#60 Blue Island/26th
#62 Archer
#121 Union/Wacker Express
#123 Illinois Center/Union Express
#124 Navy Pier
#125 Water Tower Express
#126 Jackson
#127 NW/Madison
#129 West Loop/South Loop
#134 Stockton/LaSalle Express
#135 Clarendon/LaSalle Express
#136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express
#144 Marine/Michigan Express
#145 Wilson/Michigan Express
#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express
#147 Outer Drive Express
#148 Clarendon/Michigan Express
#151 Sheridan
#156 LaSalle
#157 Streeterville
#173 U of C/Lakeview Express
#192 U of C Hospitals Express

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