CTA To Give Away 'Travel Healthy' Kits

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By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- As part of its ongoing efforts to welcome riders back to public transit, the CTA is distributing free “Travel Healthy” kits to customers this week. The kits feature a 2 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer, a reusable cloth mask, and a healthy riding tips guide.

Starting Tuesday, the kits will be available at several of CTA’s highest-ridership rail stations and bus terminals. 

“As the city reopens and CTA welcomes customers back, we want to encourage everyone to continue to follow the healthy habits we’ve all learned since mid-March,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr., in a statement. “Wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer are two simple and effective ways to help keep yourself and your fellow customers healthy.” The Travel Healthy kits are the latest of many efforts by CTA to provide the healthiest, most comfortable environment for CTA customers. Over the last several weeks, CTA has implemented a number of practices to benefit customers, including: bus crowding management; bus and trains capacity limits (15 customers on a standard 40-foot bus; 22 customers on a 60-foot articulated bus and per railcar); and a new ridership dashboard providing an overview of available capacity for each of CTA’s 127 bus routes, by hour. According to the CTA, the transit agency continues with one of the most rigorous cleaning regimens of any U.S transit agencies. Buses and trains are cleaned before service and while in service, and receive regular deep cleanings of their interiors. New technologies including electrostatic sprayers and antimicrobial coatings are being used to further enhance cleaning and disinfection. Rail stations are cleaned daily, are regularly power washed. The Travel Healthy kits will be available between 8-10 a.m. at the following locations: Tuesday, June 23
  • 95th Street (Red Line)
  • Clark/Lake
  • Polk (Pink Line)

 Wednesday, June 24

  • Howard (Red Line)
  • Roosevelt (Red, Green, Orange Lines)

 Thursday, June 25

  • Jefferson Park (Blue Line)
  • Roosevelt (Red, Green, Orange Lines)

 Friday, June 26

  • Midway (Orange Line)
  • Harlem/Lake (Green Line)