Lipinski Announces Grant Support for Growing Bike Share Program in Chicago

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the Federal Transit Administration has selected the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), in partnership with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), to receive a $400,000 grant to develop some modifications to the Ventra App to allow customers to more easily access Divvy bikes at over 580 bike share stations throughout Chicago.  The improvements will help nearly one million Ventra App customers more easily locate Divvy bike share stations, view bike and dock availability, and seamlessly pay for Divvy bike rentals though the app using Ventra transit value.

“In addition to being Illinois' most senior member on the U.S. House Transportation Committee, I am also an avid cyclist, so I’m extremely pleased to be able to help the CTA and CDOT with their efforts to improve ridership on this growing program” said Rep. Lipinski.  “Giving this bike sharing system and other creative transportation alternatives a boost just makes sense.  It’s good for the health of the region, the environment, and helps address the ongoing challenges that come with congestion.” 

Divvy is a bike sharing system featuring thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations across Chicago.  The bikes are available 24/7, 365 days a year.  Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, station map, and a docking system that releases bikes using a member key or ride code.  You must be 16 years or older to ride Divvy.

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