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 LineLaSalle Street cable carState Street horse car routeElectric cars on the Ravenswood 'L'When is heat available in shelters at certain CTA stations and bus stops?December to FebruaryDuring Daylight Savings TimeNovember to MarchYear-roundOne 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?ThreeOneFourTwoWe're anticipating a subway World Series next year. Which 'L' line connects both ballparks?BluePurpleOrangeRedThe Chicago Transit Authority serves Chicago and how many suburbs?35Zero570What is the CTA’s busiest station?Harold Washington Library – State and Van Buren95th-Dan RyanO’HareLake (Red Line)Which of these diagonal streets does not have CTA bus service?South Chicago AvenueMilwaukee AvenueArcher AvenueElston AvenueWhat is the longest CTA bus route?9 Ashland54 Cicero151 Sheridan20 MadisonChicago’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:HorsesRocketsSteamCompressed airWhat is the maximum speed allowed for 'L' trains?55 mph35 mph100 mph80 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.People in Chicago are friendlier and stand closer together than elsewhere.It helps negotiate the tight curves of the Loop.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:Chicago Elevated SystemChicago Surface LinesChicago Motor CoachIllinois Central LineAt 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?The “L”ChicagoStreetcar BluesChicago Transit AuthorityNameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. 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.