The Inside Scoop On What’s It Like To Be A CTA Worker

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Chad Kainz
cta bus
Chad Kainz

The Inside Scoop On What’s It Like To Be A CTA Worker

Train operators, bus drivers, and station agents in Chicago are tasked with the important job of keeping the city moving.

They make sure buses and trains operate on time 24 hours a day and need to know how to handle the city at its best and its worst.

Journalist Kim Bellware talked with a dozen CTA workers on conditions of anonymity about their jobs and what it’s really like to run the nation’s second-largest public transportation system.

Morning Shift discusses what she learned through these conversations and the insight they gave into the lives of transit workers.

GUEST: Kim Bellware, Chicago-based freelance reporter

LEARN MORE: What CTA Workers Know (Chicago Magazine)