CTA STRATEGIC ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
The CTA is making great strides towards meeting its goal of 100% system-wide access. Current plans are to bring the Addison Station on the Blue Line, the Red Line Wilson Station and the Quincy Station into a state of good repair including adding elevators to each. Additionally, the Ogden entrance of the Blue Line Illinois Medical District (IMD) Station, as well as the Peoria entrance of the Halsted-UIC Station will also receive elevators. Customers will also see a brand new rail station being built at Washington and Wabash. The future will bring total rehabilitation, including the installation of elevators, to the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr Red Line Stations as part of the CTA’s Red/Purple Line Modernization (RPM) Project. Moving south, the 95th Street rail station will receive a complete renovation including the installation of new elevators, as well as reconfiguration of the adjacent bus terminal.
The CTA is well aware of the need for timely information related to elevator outages and repairs. While current information is disseminated hourly, the CTA is working to provide more timely elevator outage information to customers.
Currently, 350 bus shelters throughout the loop and within the community include both visual and audio bus tracking information. Such timely tracking detail will enable all customers, but especially those individuals who are blind or visually impaired to receive real-time information as to when their bus will arrive.
Established by the Chicago Transit Board, the CTA’s ADA Advisory Committee, comprised of 12 individuals who either have disabilities and/or represent an organization that serves individuals with disabilities, provides ongoing recommendations related to CTA’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Through quarterly public meetings, this Committee assists in promoting a dialogue between the CTA and the disability community to encourage use of its mainline transit services.
CTA’s website, transitchicago.com provides ongoing updates for all of its projects, programs, policies and committees and has dedicated pages related to specific accessibility programs and accommodations.
ABOUT CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
The CTA operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, approximately 1.7 million rides are taken on the CTA.