Careers at CTA
Chicago Transit Authority employees keep nearly 1.7 million people in Chicago and 35 suburbs moving every weekday. The success of our transit system is a direct result of our skilled and dedicated workforce. Learn what qualities make a great CTA employee and find a career opportunity that matches your professional skill set and interests.
At CTA, we believe that the best way to accomplish our mission is to cultivate a diverse workforce that values being courteous, innovative, motivated, professional, reliable, and results-oriented. We are committed to giving our employees the support, training and clear standards and priorities to succeed in their positions.
Our Employees Keep Chicago Moving
Our employees are part of five major lines of business: maintenance, infrastructure, administration, operations, and technology. Meet a few of them and listen to their stories by clicking on their image below.
We offer competitive benefits that protect our employees and their families. Our total compensation package includes medical and dental insurance, a defined contribution pension plan, deferred compensation plans (401k and 457), paid holidays and vacation, long-term disability, an Employee Assistance Program, and free personal access to CTA and Pace transit systems, among other great benefits.