Quiz: How Well Do You Know the CTA? by Chicago in 4D November 18, 2016 Source: -Tripp-, Flickr Are you a transit maven? Find out with our quiz from bloggers Chicago in 4D and Municipal Reference Guy, who are librarians in the Municipal Reference Collection at Harold Washington Library Center. The Chicago Transit Authority traces its origins back to 1859. What is the oldest transit line?Steam locomotives on the Green LineState Street horse car routeElectric cars on the Ravenswood 'L'LaSalle Street cable carWhen is heat available in shelters at certain CTA stations and bus stops?November to MarchDuring Daylight Savings TimeYear-roundDecember to FebruaryOne of the longest trips you can take using the CTA is from O’Hare Airport (5400 North, 11200 West) to Hegewisch (13700 South, 2700 East). How many paid transfers does this trip require on a weekday?FourOneThreeTwoWe're anticipating a subway World Series next year. Which 'L' line connects both ballparks?PurpleRedOrangeBlueThe Chicago Transit Authority serves Chicago and how many suburbs?7035Zero5What is the CTA’s busiest station?Harold Washington Library – State and Van BurenLake (Red Line)95th-Dan RyanO’HareWhich of these diagonal streets does not have CTA bus service?Archer AvenueSouth Chicago AvenueElston AvenueMilwaukee AvenueWhat is the longest CTA bus route?54 Cicero20 Madison151 Sheridan9 AshlandChicago’s Rapid Transit system had special cars in the early 20th century for all of these except:CasketsBricksMailCTA refers to its entire train system as the ‘L.' But what percentage of the 'L' is actually elevated?55 percent15 percent25 percent95 percentChicago streetcars have been propelled by all of the following except:Compressed airHorsesRocketsSteamWhat is the maximum speed allowed for 'L' trains?100 mph55 mph80 mph35 mphThe CTA uses 48-foot cars with two doors on each side. Most other cities use much longer cars with three or four doors on each side. Why is this?It saves money on doors.It helps negotiate the tight curves of the Loop.People in Chicago are friendlier and stand closer together than elsewhere.Chicagoans are thinner than people in other cities.After the Chicago Transit Authority was formed in 1947, it acquired the assets of all of the following companies except:Illinois Central LineChicago Elevated SystemChicago Surface LinesChicago Motor CoachAt one time there was a band named Chicago Transit Authority. The band issued its first album in 1969. What was the name of the album?Chicago Transit AuthorityStreetcar BluesChicagoThe “L”CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Close Can you tell me more about this webform submission? The contents of this webform are sent to library staff via email. We recommend that you do not submit confidential information (like your library card number, passwords or credit card information). If you need to share confidential information with library staff, we suggest that you use other channels of communication, such as the telephone.Visit our Privacy Statement, opens in a new window to learn more about how your personal information is handled and protected. This information will be submitted via email. Learn More.