Chicago has the second largest public transit system in the United States. The CTA manages 1,781 buses and 1,200 rail cars covering 224 miles of track to accommodate the more than 1.6 million rides taken per day. Have you ever wondered what fare helps pay for? Well, wonder no longer!
To read more about the specifics of these expenses, see the CTA Finance & Budget website.
The categories above are what your $2.25 fare pays for. However, fares only pay for about 40% of CTA’s total expenses. Where does the rest come from? We’ll explain that right here on the Abogo blog in the coming days.