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Chicago Transit Authority | Diversity Employer

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system and covers the City of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs. On an average weekday, approximately 1.6 million rides are taken on the CTA.

The CTA is an independent governmental agency created by state legislation. We began operating on October 1, 1947, after acquiring the properties of the Chicago Rapid Transit Company and the Chicago Surface Lines. On October 1, 1952, CTA became the sole operator of Chicago transit when it purchased the Chicago Motor Coach system.



Our mission


“We deliver quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities.”

Our values


We will accomplish our mission with a diverse workforce that is:


  • Courteous - We will create a pleasant environment for ourselves and our customers.


  • Innovative - We will seek out and encourage employees who initiate change, improvement, learning and advancement of our goals.


  • Motivated - We will meet each task with spirit, enthusiasm and a sense of pride to be second to none.


  • Professional - We will provide transit service with the highest standards of quality and safety for our customers and ourselves.


  • Reliable - We will be dependable for our customers and fellow employees, and will maintain the highest standards of trust.


  • Results-Oriented - We will focus on getting the job done and will derive personal satisfaction from the service we provide.



Our commitments


cta communityWe will accomplish our mission by:


  • Setting clear goals, standards and priorities.


  • Communicating openly with customers and employees.


  • Helping all of our employees develop to their fullest potential through enhanced training and education.


  • Being accountable to fellow employees and customers.


  • Supporting employees so that they can serve customers.


  • Engaging employees in decisions that affect them and their work and creating a stronger sense of ownership among our employees.



Our culture


We believe 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.

Employee development
CTA is more than a job, it is a career. Positions at the CTA are designed to encourage constant employee growth and development.

CTA’s Training and Workforce Development (TWD) team is committed to fostering a learning organization that develops the Chicago Transit Authority's workforce through the development and delivery of learning opportunities that are relevant, effective and address the Authority's goals of a safe, industry-leading, customer-focused organization.

TWD focuses on four core areas of work: curriculum development, career development programs, safety/technical training programs and training facilitation and logistics. The department serves every department across the Authority and works in close partnership with Transit Operations, Safety and Human Resources. TWD provides a strong foundation for workforce development at the CTA.​​

Community efforts
The CTA is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve through employee led volunteer programs and community partnerships. CTA employees participate in a variety of community efforts such as our annual Coat Drive, the famous Holiday Food Train, the yearly Blood Drive, and “Clean and Green” events where we clean and beautify the areas surrounding our work locations.

Careers at CTA



We connect people, places & communities
Chicago Transit Authority employees keep nearly 1.5 million people in Chicago and 35 suburbs moving every weekday. This would not be possible without 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.

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Data Analyst, Asset Management

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY Under general supervision, the Asset Management Data Analyst provides a range of analytical support to CTA's enterprise-wide Asset Management Program. Combines analytical and data management techniques to provid...

Category Financial and Investment Analysts
Job Type Full Time
Chicago Transit Authority

Senior Coordinator, Fare Systems - Service Level

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY The Innovation Office manages the Agency's Open Standards Fare Collection System, called Ventra, which collects over $1 million each day in fare revenue and is the Nation's first account-based transit fare colle...

Category Computer User Support Specialists
Job Type Full Time
Chicago Transit Authority

Chief Attorney - Torts

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY Under direction, performs senior level professional legal work with "first chair" responsibilities related to personal injury matters involving the Authority, with a particular emphasis on significant personal i...

Category Lawyers
Job Type Full Time
Chicago Transit Authority

Project Manager, Operations & Safety Innovations

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY The Innovation Office works directly with other departments to provide policy development support and project management resources for innovative technology and strategic process or product implementations, incl...

Category Architectural and Engineering Managers
Job Type Full Time
Chicago Transit Authority

Project Manager, Transportation Analytics

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY Under direction, manages strategic analysis of various data sources and maintains/builds models and tools to estimate and project customer patterns, including existing and new impacts from proposed projects or c...

Category Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Job Type Full Time
Chicago Transit Authority

Lead Business Systems Analyst, Innovations

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY The Innovation Office manages the Agency's Open Standards Fare Collection System, called Ventra, which collects fare revenue for approximately 4 million rides per week. The Office also works directly with other ...

Category Computer Systems Analysts
Job Type Full Time
Chicago Transit Authority

2022 - 2023 Yearlong Facilities Maintenance Engineering MEP Intern

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description Chicago Transit Authority is the second largest transit system in the country! Our college internship program offers summer and year-long internships that provide students with valuable work experience, professional development,...

Category Mechanical Engineers
Job Type Intern
Chicago Transit Authority

Service Planner - Bus

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY Under general supervision, develops and manages a comprehensive data-driven approach to monitoring transit service levels in order to identify where, when, and how operating efficiencies and service improvements...

Category Urban and Regional Planners
Job Type Full Time
Chicago Transit Authority

Electrical Worker

Skokie, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY Overhauls, repairs damage and performs diagnostic tests to electrical and electronic systems on rail car vehicles. Performs diagnostic evaluations and rebuilds various electrical and electronic equipment. Qualif...

Category Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Job Type Full Time
Chicago Transit Authority

Senior Project Manager, Vehicle Engineering (Bus Maintenance)

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Transit Authority

Description POSITION SUMMARY Under direction, provides project oversight and technical support for Authority Bus and/or Rail capital vehicle programs involved in the improvement, upgrade, repair, cleaning, safety, overhaul, and maintenance ...

Category First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Job Type Full Time
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