The transportation service will give out a total of 20,000 kits.
This week, the CTA is giving out free sanitary travel kits to passengers at bus and “L” stations to promote and healthy traveling.
Each travel kit includes a 2-oz bottle of hand sanitizer, a washable face mask, as well as a guideline how to prevent the spread of the virus when traveling. The kit distribution is the latest measure taken by the transportation service to ensure public safety as it welcomes back passengers. .
The CTA has also limited the capacity of people on buses and trains, with 15 on a 40-foot bus, and 22 on a 60-foot articulated bus; in addition, they have launched the Ridership Information Dashboard, a new program that allows customers to view the capacities of the CTA’s network of buses beforehand and by the hour.
“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 president of the CTA, Dorval R. Carter, Jr..
“Wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer are two simple and effective ways to help keep yourself and your fellow customers healthy.”
The CTA will begin distributing the travel kits tomorrow morning, Tuesday, June 22, from 8 — 10 am at 95th Street on the Red Line, Clark/Lake, and Polk on the Pink Line.
On Wednesday, the CTA will distribute kits at Howard on the Red Line, and Roosevelt on Red, Green, and Orange Lines.
On Thursday, kits will be given out at Jefferson Park on the Blue Line, and Roosevelt on Red, Green, and Orange Lines.
On Friday, at Midway on the Orange Line, and Harlem/Lake on the Green Line.
The travel kits will be passed about between 8 — 10 am every morning.
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