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10/26/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tweet, Tweet: CTA Twitter Launches

Today is the launch of a new Web site, CTA Tweet, an unofficial Twitter tracker for the Chicago Transit Authority. We also started a series of Twitter accounts for each train line and the bus system as a whole. There are two things you can do with CTA Tweet:

Monitor postings to the CTA Alerts wireless notification utility without signing up for a UPOC account.

All posts to the CTA Alerts system at http://www.upoc.com/group.jsp?group=ctaalerts automatically appear on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/ctatweet (thanks to Harper Reed and his chicago.transitapi.com). If you're only interested in true alerts, this is for you. If you have a Twitter account, just follow CTA Tweet and you're done. If you want to publish to this feed, sign up here, just as before. CTA Alerts remains an effective source for transmitting "rider-to-rider communication in the event of service disruption or emergency on the Chicago Transit Authority", just like it has been since July of 2005. This is just a new way to get alerts from an existing system that opens it up to a lot more people. Go here to find out how to subscribe to this system.

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