Revisiting the CTA's photography policy
After I saw the comment here earlier this week about a bus passenger having his phone forcefully taken away by a driver after he tried to take his picture, I thought it might be worth it to review the CTA's photography policy again.
That incident, plus the one chronicled here, where a University of Illinois student was "detained" for taking photos at the Blue Line's O'Hare stop, suggest that both photographers and CTA employees -- as well as Chicago police -- could use a reminder about the CTA's photography policy:
"The general public is allowed to take snapshots in public areas. Equipment such as lighting, tripods, cables etc. is not allowed – except in instances where a commercial and professional photographer enters into a contractual agreement with CTA.
"Photographers are not allowed to enter or photograph non-public areas of CTA stations."
See more details in this earlier post.
At our Coffee with Ron last month, CTA Prez Huberman said one of his favorites things about CTA Tattler is looking at the photos in the CTA Flickr group feed. So, demand your rights as a casual CTA photographer!