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CTA launching campaign aimed at riders with strollers

  • (Chicago Tribune)
(Chicago Tribune)
October 11, 2012|By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz | RedEye

The CTA said Thursday it soon plans to start an informational campaign reminding riders with strollers that priority seating is intended for the elderly and people with disabilities.

"It's something we hear repeatedly from our own bus drivers," CTA president Forrest Claypool said after a rider complained to the CTA board about stroller use.

There's no start date for the campaign, which would include handouts and more signs. The CTA already denotes priority seating with signs and announcements.

The CTA board on Thursday also approved:

>> Adding door chimes to the new rail cars with the aisle facing seats. Door chimes can be heard when the doors close and now they will also be heard when the doors open. The CTA said this addition, which stemmed from suggestions from visually-impaired riders, will cost nothing.

>> Leasing space at the Ashland/63rd Green Line station for a produce stand, a first for the CTA.

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