Management & Operations

Chicago Transit adds more rail station concessions

Posted on August 14, 2014

The Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) board approved eight new concession leases at rail stations on the Brown, Green, Red, Orange, Purple and Blue lines, including a new, locally-owned eatery at the Green Line Halsted station.

In the past three years, the CTA has added 52 new retail concession spaces. The agreements are part of CTA’s continued effort to improve customer convenience and amenities while generating long-term revenue for the transit agency.

The Halsted station will be home to the new locally-owned Praise Chicago Restaurant, which will hire local youth and teach them skills to pursue careers in the culinary arts.

RELATED: Transit Systems Find Creative Ways to Generate Revenue

This latest addition on the Green Line will compliment other small businesses that have opened in CTA stations in the last three years.

“The CTA has boosted efforts to add a diverse offering of concessions for our customers’ convenience, said CTA President Forrest Claypool. “CTA has been pleased to add gourmet food vendors to its rail stations to further improve amenities for customers and to partner with local entrepreneurs.”

The other new concession leases announced by the CTA include new Dunkin’ Donuts at Chicago, Davis, and Western on the Red, Purple and Brown Lines. The Blue Line will receive several new leases including a convenience store at Harlem, a newsstand at Washington and a Greyhound ticket booth at Cumberland. The Kedzie Orange Line will have a newsstand.

The total revenue to CTA from the new leases is estimated at $1.8 million.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Study explores how to attract, retain women in transportation industry

Women accounted for less than 15% of the total transportation workforce in 2017, according to data.

Report says NY MTA misled public for years about subway delays

MTA said "report is more history and politics than news, focusing on rejected practices of the past while glossing over recent reforms."

Tolar receives 3rd consecutive multi-year DART shelter contract

Company has developed a customized SmartPlace™ transit shelter solution that includes real-time passenger information.

MV partners with Latinos in Transit to promote industry diversity

LIT members are public and private sector transportation professionals from across the U.S.

TriMet names new chief operating officer

Sam Desue Jr. brings more than 22 years of public and private transportation experience, including KCATA and Pierce Transit. 

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation