We are a movement of frustrated Chicago commuters. Throughout the pandemic, the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA's) service has worsened significantly. The agency has failed to inform riders about the decreased frequency of buses and trains, while bus and rail operator work conditions have gotten worse. CTA's leadership, headed by president Dorval Carter, keeps a dishonest and misleading tone about what's happening at the agency. Commuters Take Action's goal is to keep putting pressure on the CTA and city officials to start caring about one of our city's greatest assets - its transit system!
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Accurate tracker and schedules
Transparent hiring and fair working conditions
Provide a plan to return to and improve on normal services with KPI’s, a timeline, and equal execution across neighborhoods
Anti Board Inaction
Our Core Values
Voice of Riders
Alternatives to Policing
Fair Labor Practices and Worker's Rights
Commuters Take Action use Blue Line cameras to showcase need for more frequent service
Commuters Take Action "I'm Late" rally, 9/14/2022
Video courtesy of John Greenfield, Streetsblog Chicago
How Can You Help?
Keep spreading the word about Commuters Take Action and keep submitting late bus/train reports
Send a letter to the mayor: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/commuters-take-action
Keep submitting feedback forms to transitchicago.com/feedback/ , attend one of the "Ask CTA" events and/or submit a letter to CTA Board meeting. Although it seems like these avenues are being largely ignored.
Tips on how to present at the CTA Board meetings here
Contact your elected officials - alders, congressmen, mayor's office and others. City elections are coming up, so vote for candidates that prioritize transit.
Don't take out your frustration on your bus and train operators. They're getting shafted by management just as much as riders, and it's not their fault.
We're fundraising at https://cash.app/$CommutersTakeAction
Would you like to be part of Commuters Take Action? Let us know!
You can also reach us via Twitter DM @ctaaction