Mayor Emanuel, CTA unveil bus tracking displays at rail stations

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago has installed displays at 51 Chicago Transit Authority rail stations to let people know how long they have to wait until the next bus arrives.

Previously, bus tracker displays were only available at bus shelters. The CTA says that on an average weekday, approximately 150,000 riders make rail to bus transfers. Each sign provides the estimated arrival time for routes serving that particular bus stop.

CTA President Dorval Carter Jr. says the displays allow customers to know when their bus is coming while more comfortably waiting in the sheltered space of a rail station.

The displays cost $1.3 million to install. The CTA says bus tracker information is also available to customers via text and email alerts.