The Chicago Transit Authority to many Chicagoans is their means of getting in and around the city, but there’s a side of the CTA many don’t know about. This website clearly shows the CTA in so many ways and it’s maintained with photos submitted by regular people in the city who are constant users of the CTA. Some of the photos are from people riding the buses or trains on all of the routes at all hours of the day and night. Some even submit video footage of things that happen on the buses and trains and some of it can be pretty funny.
This is one of the most interesting websites I have come across in years that shows the real side of the Chicago Transit Authority. I have been an avid rider of the CTA for years and seen things that should have been on this site that shows real people in some of the wildest and funniest moments. You will see photos of people riding the CTA in weird clothes or even costumes. You have other photos showing people doing things at bus stops and train stations.
When you see the photos you would think this is not the CTA you were used to riding for some of you who have been away from Chicago for a while. I had lived out of state for a time and when I came back camera phones were a long way off and all you had was regular cameras, but now with the advancement of technology with camera phones and digital cameras people are able to capture some off-beat moments with regular every day passengers who use the CTA 24 hours a day. People of the CTA also have a Facebook page that users of Facebook can go and post photos that do eventually make it to the site and talk with others who like the site as well as seeing photos posted up by fans. The people who ride the CTA are some unique characters of every ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds, but the moments are in fact one of a kind.
What city showcases the most unusual. silly, and even off the chain stuff on their city’s mass transit system? Chicago is the first of its kind to have a website totally devoted to showing what most people would least expect on the Chicago Transit Authority. Some of the moments that are captured by camera phones and digital cameras are just stuff that happens out of the blue when someone least expects it during a single ride on the CTA via bus or rail. If you see something funny capture it because you’ll never see a moment like that happen again.
You can check out the website at www.peopleofthecta.com and they also have a page on Facebook where fans submit photos and videos of stuff happening on the CTA trains and buses. Like the Facebook page to follow new submissions and you might see yours if you submit photos and videos. This gives a real side of what many people don’t see on CTA buses and trains that can bring on some serious laughs for a long time to come.