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CTA launches stroller campaign

The CTA today launched its campaign about stroller use on buses, reminding riders that priority seating is intended for the elderly and riders with disabilities.

"Open strollers may be parked in this area if these seats are not in use, but must be moved if a customer with a disability or a senior needs the seat," says the placards on CTA buses and trains.

Bus operators, who received retraining on the stroller policy, which has been in place for nearly 10 years, will pass out fliers with the policy to riders with strollers when they board the bus. The leaflets are available at rail stations, the CTA said.

The CTA also is recommending the use of "umbrella strollers" that are smaller and easier to fold.

CTA president Forrest Claypool and Board Chairman Terry Peterson said the information campaign stems from complaints about strollers taking up too much room.

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
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