With the upcoming Red Line mess about to whack us right in the face for several months, the CTA has gone and done something… awesome. Just in time for the big construction project, they’ve gone and rolled out a solid upgrade to their Train Tracker with more options on both mobile and website. Some of the big improvements include options to track one specific train’s estimated arrival times at all stops on its line as well as the option to use your phone’s GPS to locate the nearest station in case you’re not sure of exactly where the hell you are.
But perhaps one of the coolest options is on the web-based version: a great interactive map that allows you to track the location of actual trains along the route, similar to the map tracker that’s already in place for the CTA’s bus tracker. The only downside is that this option doesn’t appear to be available on mobile as of yet, but here’s hoping. [H/T Red Eye]