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CTA Modernization brings noise reduction.aids paving and one-way street program, 1959

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CTA Modernization brings noise reduction.aids paving and one-way street program, 1959

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


CTA Modernization Advertisement
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

"CTA's modern buses and rapid transit cars have made and are making a substantial contribution in reducing the noise-level on Chicago streets. The flexibility of motor buses has made easier the establishing of one-way streets, and also has simplified the job of the City, County and State in paving or resurfacing city streets. Toward the cost of street improvements, where buses have replaced streetcars, CTA contributes $10,000 per double-track mile. In the period from 1945 to December 31, 1958, a total of 468.06 miles of streets formerly served by streetcars has been resurfaced or repaved. The City of Chicago's share of the extensive program covered 319.63 miles; Cook County, 95.89 miles; and the State of Illinois, 52.54 miles."

From 1959 CTA ad CTA modernization brings noise reduction.

Physical Description
Advertisement. Informational advertisement on a Chicago Transit Map issued by the Chicago Transit Authority in 1959. Titled CTA Modernization brings noise reduction.aids paving and one-way street program.
Details
Date Made:
1959
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Lent by Bonnie Lilienfeld
History

In the 1950s, CTA bus and transit 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


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