Transit Chicago API

Connecting Chicagoans and visitors one rail and bus ride at a time

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This API is best for app developers looking to integrate real-time transportation information for Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains into their applications.

A developer would use this API to create apps to help Chicagoans and tourists navigate the city using CTA buses and trains. With real-time tracking and ETA predictions, developers can create apps that display arrival times and live locations of buses and trains. Service alerts and route information provide additional context to riders. Trip planning allows for more comprehensive transportation options for users. With a rich set of features and data, the Transit Chicago API can power a wide range of transportation-related apps.

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Using the Transit Chicago API helped us create an app that has been downloaded by thousands of Chicagoans. The real-time tracking and ETA predictions have been essential in providing our users with accurate and reliable transportation information. The developer documentation was clear and easy to follow, making integration with our app a breeze. We would definitely recommend the Transit Chicago API to any developer looking to create a transportation-related app for Chicago.

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