CTA BUS ASSIGNMENT TRENDS

Trends in the modernization of CTA's bus fleet, by garage. Primarily covers the introduction of propane buses in the 1950's, and the deliveries of "New Look" buses in the 1960's and 1970's.

Included are only the 12 CTA bus garages continually in existence from the 1950's into the 1970's. Not included are former Chicago Motor Coach and other garages closed in the 1950's, none of which housed any of the newer buses. Also not included are replacement garages constructed in the 1980's and 1990's, all of which originally housed at least some New Look buses.


ARCHER GARAGE

Streetcars 1908-1948
First buses 1934
Trolleybuses 1948-1965
Propane buses 1959-1972
New Look diesel buses 1965-1995
Newer diesel buses 1983-present


BEVERLY GARAGE

Opened 1949
New Look diesel buses 1961-1988
Newer diesel buses 1983-1988
Closed 1988


FOREST GLEN GARAGE

Trolleybuses 1955-1973
Propane buses 1955-1973
New Look diesel buses 1970-1995
Newer diesel buses 1983-present


KEDZIE GARAGE

Streetcars 1910-1954
Trolleybuses 1953-1973
Propane buses 1954-1973
New Look diesel buses 1965-1981
Closed 1981/Replaced


KEELER GARAGE

Opened 1933
New Look diesel buses 1961-1973
Closed 1973


LAWNDALE GARAGE

Streetcars 1910-1954
First buses 1941
Propane buses 1950-1952
New Look diesel buses 1961-1994
Newer diesel buses 1991-1994
Closed 1994


LIMITS GARAGE

Streetcars 1909-1954
First buses 1938
New Look diesel buses 1961-1991
Newer diesel buses 1991-1994
Closed 1994


NORTH AVENUE GARAGE

Streetcars 1910-1951
First buses 1927
Trolleybuses 1930-1973
Propane buses 1950-1972
New Look diesel buses 1969-1986
Newer diesel buses 1983-1986
Closed 1986


NORTH PARK GARAGE

Propane buses 1950-1973
New Look propane buses 1963-1975
New Look diesel buses 1968-1995
Newer diesel buses 1979-present


52ND GARAGE

Opened 1923
New Look diesel buses 1961-1983
Closed 1983


69TH GARAGE

Streetcars 1908-1954
Propane buses 1953-1973
New Look propane buses 1963-1973
New Look diesel buses 1973-1995
Newer diesel buses 1985-1995
Closed 1995


77TH GARAGE

Streetcars 1907-1958
First buses 1930
Propane buses 1950-1973
New Look diesel buses 1966-1995
Newer diesel buses 1983-present