February 5, 2017
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. On an average weekday, 1.6 million rides are taken on CTA. The CTA is a regional transit system that serves 35 suburbs, in addition to the City of Chicago, and provides 83 percent of the public transit trips in the six-county Chicago metropolitan area either with direct service or connecting service to Metra and Pace. (CTA Copy)
Do CT busses or the “El” system carry more riders? The answer is busses, 850,000 daily compared to 750,000 daily for the “El”
Here, the Green and Pink line stop at Morgan Street.
Mass Transit in Chicago
The train system in Chicago is called the “El” as in elevated which is appropriate seeing the majority of the tracks are above ground. However, it’s weird not calling it the subway because everywhere I get on board requires descending, not climbing. At any rate, one of the busier stops in the city located in the “Loop.”
The tunnel that connects the Blue Line to the Red Line “El.” I’ve never walked through this passageway when it didn’t smell like urine. That does not stop musicians from playing this public venue. The acoustics make one of more sought after public performance spots in Chicago. I like this photo better than the second one even though it’s out of focus.