11/14/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

CTA Offering Email Alerts

CTA customers will soon be able to sign up to receive e-mail alerts about service disruptions caused by emergencies, equipment problems or routine construction, transit officials said today.

The e-mail notifications and improvements to the Chicago Transit Authority's Web site are part of a "comprehensive customer communications plan'' that CTA President Ron Huberman will outline at a noon news conference, officials said.

Communicating effectively with customers to provide helpful, real-time information has been a chronic weak point at the CTA, despite earlier attempts to improve.

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