Rail

Chicago evaluating magazine vending machines for stations

Posted on July 22, 2010

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is evaluating a new amenity for customers by installing vending machines at select rail stations that sell popular magazines.

The vending machines, which are from Time Inc. and serviced by The Classic Group, dispense magazines such as People, Time, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly at prices ranging from $3.50 to $5.50.

The vending machines accept credit cards and cash.

The evaluation period will run for six months with an option to extend. By installing the machines for an evaluation period, CTA and the vendor can assess the suitability of the magazines offered, the customer response and the feasibility of installing the machines in other locations.

The contract with The Classic Group was awarded through the competitive bid process. The Classic Group is responsible for the repair/maintenance of the equipment. CTA is guaranteed $500 per month/per machine.

CTA also is considering vending machines that will dispense DVDs and electronics at select rail locations.

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

More News

Alstom, Bombardier deliver 100th MI09 French trainset

Every MI09 can transport up to 2,600 passengers at maximum speeds of approximately 75 miles per hour. Each train is made up of five cars, each equipped with three large doors on either side to facilitate passenger exchange in the stations.

How transportation played key role in transformation of Milan

The Brussels based UITP’s World Congress is the major global gathering of the world’s public transport industry to network, review progress and innovation, understand trends from suppliers as well as focus on the challenges that public transport faces in delivering a viable, sustainable future for the world.

Calif.'s SMART secures $11 million grant to buy 3 more railcars

The three additional cars will boost SMART’s seating capacity by 35%, officials said. Because of the escalating costs for railcars, the grant also was estimated to have saved taxpayers about $11 million, according to state officials,

Parsons Brinckerhoff under contract to deliver Calif. high-speed rail

Will begin work on a seven-year, $700 million rail delivery partner contract awarded by the California High-Speed Rail Authority earlier this month.

Alstom to supply 13 Coradia Lint regional trains to Danish network

The Coradia Lint 41 is an environmentally-friendly low-consumption Diesel Multiple Unit that can reach a maximum operating speed of up to 87 mph.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

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

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close