CTA Releases Rare, Vintage Images to Kick Off Celebration of Agency’s 70 Years

In celebration of the Chicago Transit Authority's 70th year of service, the transit agency has planned a year of events, including a June 6 celebration with anniversary "L" rides, as well as tours, giveaways and contests. To kick it all off, the CTA started an Instagram account full of rare, throwback images of the trains and buses that get Chicagoans where they're going. Here's a peek at a few of them.

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“The CTA will forever be woven into the fabric of Chicago,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The CTA is not only a celebrated part of our City’s past, but also a key component of our future.”
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“For 70 years, Chicagoans have looked to the CTA to get them where they needed to go,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. “Our 70th anniversary gives us the chance to not only reminisce about our proud history, but also to look ahead to the improvements and investments we’re making to serve customers for another 70 years.”
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For more information about events to celebrate the CTA's 70 years, head to transitchicago.com/cta70.
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