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Chicago Transit Authority
Merchandise Mart Plaza
P.O. Box 3555
Chicago, IL 60654

312-664-7200
Web site


Public Transportation Coverage - Bus Transport

The following map illustrates those areas of Chicago that have easy access to public transportation. Easy access is defined as no more than a one-half mile walk from a bus route. Bus stop information is ignored. In cases of overlapping transit authorities, the transit system in review is shown in light purple and all other transit systems are shown in yellow. Source: Federal Transit Administration and Synergos Technologies, Inc.


Selected Public Transportation Stats

The following tables and charts give a financial and operations overview of the public transportation network in Chicago. Source: Federal Transit Administration - National Transit Database (1996-1998) and Synergos Technologies, Inc.

System Wide Information





General Information

Service Area Statistics
 Square Miles
 Population

Service Consumption
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips
 Average Saturday Unlinked Trips
 Average Sunday Unlinked Trips

Service Supplied
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Veh. Available for Max. Service
 Veh. Operated in Max. Service
 Base Period Requirement

Financial Information

Fare Revenues Earned
 Directly Operated
 Purchased Transportation
   Total Fare Revenues Earned

Sources of 
Operating Funds Expended
 Passenger Fares
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
 Other Funds
   Total Operating Funds Expended

Summary of Operating Expenses
 Salaries, Wages and Benefits
 Materials and Supplies
 Purchased Transportation *
 Other Operating Expenses
   Total Operating Expenses

 Reconciling Cash Expenditures

Sources of Capital Funds
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
   Total Sources

Uses of Capital Funds
 Rolling Stock
 Facilites and Other
   Total Uses



1997


356
3,708,773


1,629,611,273
439,264,706
1,437,714
814,828
522,010


119,045,512
9,042,924
3,318
2,730
1,263




359,928,584
1,770,816
361,699,400



361,879,721
224,849,000
157,142,147
17,249,000
23,513,409
784,633,277


637,112,542
76,075,231
13,353,258
78,601,608
805,142,639

(34,224,401)


39,606,639
15,516,892
128,612,999
183,736,530


41,810,846
141,925,684
183,736,530



1998


356
3,708,773


1,672,006,928
445,313,180
1,452,127
839,084
530,609


121,979,654
9,509,983
3,560
2,929
1,258




363,342,431
1,672,804
365,015,235



365,207,778
233,304,065
159,699,714
5,383,978
50,789,936
814,385,471


628,305,567
94,252,571
27,968,893
64,062,151
814,589,182

(203,711)


37,081,669
10,304,997
83,042,571
130,429,237


38,507,519
91,921,718
130,429,237
Change
Over
Prior Yr



0
0


42,395,655
6,048,474
14,413
24,256
8,599


2,934,142
467,059
242
199
(5)




3,413,847
(98,012)
3,315,835



3,328,057
8,455,065
2,557,567
(11,865,022)
27,276,527
29,752,194


(8,806,975)
18,177,340
14,615,635
(14,539,457)
9,446,543

34,020,690


(2,524,970)
(5,211,895)
(45,570,428)
(53,307,293)


(3,303,327)
(50,003,966)
(53,307,293)




   






Mode of Transportation Breakout Information

Bus
Heavy
Rail
Demand
Response
 Operating Expense
 Capital Funding
   Rolling Stock
   Facilites and Other
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips

 Fixed Guideway Directional Route Miles

 Vehicles Available for Maximum Service
 Vehicles Operated in Maximum Service
   Directly Operated
   Purchased Transportation

 Average Fleet Age in Years
 Peak to Base Ratio
 Percent Spares

 Safety
   Incidents
   Injuries
   Fatalities

Performance Measures

Service Efficiency
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Hour

Cost Effectiveness
 Operating Expense per Passenger Mile
 Operating Expense per Unlinked Passenger Trip

Service Effectiveness
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Hour

$475,817,271
32,562,099
10,850,818
21,711,281
762,732,335
60,888,711
6,135,473
290,530,719
932,793

3.7

1,874
1,583
1,583
0

8.3
1.8
18%


2,849
2,826
7




7.81
77.55


0.62
1.64


4.77
47.35

$310,803,018
97,867,138
27,656,701
70,210,437
899,321,587
53,748,401
2,586,709
153,572,705
515,513

206.3

1,190
950
950
0

14.7
2.3
25%


686
694
2




5.78
120.15


0.35
2.02


2.86
59.37

$27,968,893
0
0
0
9,953,006
7,342,542
787,801
1,209,756
3,821

.0

496
396
0
396

1.6
.0
25%


145
156
1




3.81
35.50


2.81
23.12


0.16
1.54



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