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Save Time.be a ‘Combination Rider’, 1959

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Save Time.be a ‘Combination Rider’, 1959

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Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The CTA in the 1950s: Promoting Ridership

RELATED OBJECTS
Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit Rail Car


CTA Ridership Advertisement
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

"Chicago's unified transit system combines the convenience of city-wide surface routes with the speed of rapid transit service for transfer riders! You don't have to live near an "L" or subway station to enjoy traffic-free, weather-free rapid transit service. Start your trip on CTA surface routes in your own neighborhood.transfer at the nearest "L" or subway station.use rapid transit for the longer part of your ride. Be a 'combination rider!' Enjoy the advantages of rapid transit service! You'll find it relaxing.and you'll cut many minutes from your travel time as you ride above or below street congestion on fast "L" or subway trains!"

From 1959 CTA ad, Save Time.be a 'Combination Rider'.

Physical Description

Advertisement. Advertisement on a Chicago Transit Map issued by the Chicago Transit Authority in 1959. Titled, Save Time.be a 'Combination Rider'. The accompanying illustration shows an hour glass super-imposed over an "L" line and a subway line, with a bus off to the side.

Details
Date Made:
1959
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Lent by Bonnie Lilienfeld
History

In the 1950s, CTA bus and rapid transit ridership began to decline from high World War II levels. The CTA published maps, brochures, and advertising to encourage residents to use CTA services for pleasure as well as regular commutes.

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Made for
Chicago Transit Authority

Place of Use
Chicago, Illinois

Depicted
Commuting


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