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The Chicago Transit Authority is the administrative body that oversees the operation of the nation’s largest public transportation system for the City of Chicago and forty nearby suburbs. The Chicago Transit Authority was created in 1947 after the government purchased and merged the Chicago Rapid Transit Company and Chicago Surface Lines Streetcar system.

The Chicago Transit Authority operates twenty-four hours a day. Its 1,190 train cars operate eight routes over 222 miles of track providing 750,000 customers with transportation on any given day. The Authority also accommodates over one million passengers on Chicago’s public bus system every twenty-four hours.

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The Chicago Transit Authority employs over 10,000 individuals in a variety of different job functions including operators, law enforcement, customer service and administration. The Authority offers a wide range of benefits to their employees including medical insurance, life insurance and public retirement plans. The authority also conducts internships for high school graduates and college students who wish to gain extensive knowledge within the public sector.

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