June 4th, 2012
CTA offers naming rights to 11 stations
By Jon Hilkevitch
The CTA today put out a pitch to sell businesses naming rights and sponsorships to 11 rail stations, mostly on the North Side and downtown as well as at both Chicago airports.
The stations are Addison, Belmont, Fullerton, North/Clybourn, Chicago, Grand/State, 79th and 95th on the Red Line; Ashland/63rd on the Green Line; O’Hare on the Blue Line; and Midway on the Orange Line, officials said.
A CTA spokeswoman said “diversity of location’’ was among the key criteria in selecting the 11 stations.
CTA officials described the stations as “iconic assets’’ that companies would be proud to associate their names with, but the transit agency would not say how much money it is hoping to generate from prospective deals.