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Chicago transit partners with car sharing co.

Posted on October 13, 2008

The Chicago Transit Board has approved a proposal by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and I-GO Car Sharing to launch a joint smart card that can be used to gain access to I-GO vehicles and ride the CTA.

Individuals who wish to register for a Chicago Card Plus and are eligible for an I-GO membership will have the opportunity to participate in the program. Customers who register online for both services will receive a single card that can be used to ride the CTA and unlock their reserved I-GO vehicle.

With board approval, CTA and I-GO will begin developing the joint smart card. The program is expected to be launched by the end of the year. Currently, there are I-GO cars at 10 CTA locations with plans to expand to eight more.

I-GO Car Sharing, an affiliate of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, is a Chicago-based nonprofit committed to economical and environmentally sound transportation choices.

 

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