The CTA is expanding its bus tracker program Jan. 26 to add 11 new routes -- for a total of 86 out of 153 bus routes. Bus Tracker is a web-based program that provides riders with the locations and estimated arrival times of buses along routes. So if you have a BlackBerry, a PDA or a cell phone that can search the Web, or if you have time to check your computer before flying out of your house, you can know approximately when you're bus is going to arrive.
The CTA found that the number of visitors to the CTA Bus Tracker web site has steadily increased, particularly since the start of cold weather. Since November 1, the web site has logged an average of approximately 20,000 visits per weekday.
About 15 percent of all visits to the site are from wireless devices.
The new routes will be:
• #3 King Drive
• #X3 King Drive Express
• #4 Cottage Grove
• #X4 Cottage Grove Express
• #22 Clark
• #36 Broadway • #49B North Western
• #82 Kimball/Homan
• #93 California/Dodge
• #96 Lunt
• #97 Skokie
Look here to see if your route is already on Bus Tracker.