Commuting in Chicago has gotten more difficult recently with Lake Shore Drive in bad shape and the CTA is trying to make getting around more attractive on their massive ‘L’ train system with some upcoming additions including phone chargers, photo booths, and expanded vending machine options.
The phone chargers that will be available at CTA stations and they will be unique. They will be offered through vending machines and will allow riders to charge by buying or renting battery packs for iPhones and other mobile devices. There will be an one-time fee of $4.99 to obtain a charger and $0.99 per day afterward to rent. The charging cubes can be returned to any kiosk for MobilQubes. In total, the CTA will host 35 of the vending machines at 26 different stations according to TimeOut. Why are these not everywhere?!
The photo booths will offer souvenir photos ($14.99) portraits, ID photos and passport photos ($4.99).
Farmer’s Fridge which is a chain of vending machines, offers salads and veggie focused meal will be available at the following CTA stations: Grand (Red), Fullerton (Red, Brown, Purple), Indiana (Green) and Damen (Pink).
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