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This year marks the CTA's 70th anniversary and the 125th anniversary of the 'L.' Come hear the CTA’s Graham Garfield reveal unrealized dreams and schemes for the system.

$5 public
Free for CAF members with RSVP*
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

With the help of archival plans and sketches, Graham will share notable comprehensive plans for the CTA that were never realized, but could have drastically changed how we use transit to traverse the city. We will also take a look at modern-day investments pushing the CTA into the future.

Program Speaker: Graham Garfield

Graham Garfield

Graham Garfield is a multi-disciplinary public transit professional with experience across a diverse set of government agency and transportation functions. Graham began working for the CTA in 1999 and has held leadership positions in the facilities, construction, rail operations and communications sections. He is extensively knowledgeable and experienced in transit history, strategic planning and policy, operations, station design and communications. Graham has published a number of journal and academic articles and maintains the Chicago 'L' website

AIA/CES credit: 1 LU

  • Although this event is free for CAF members, advance registration is required.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at CAF's Box Office at 224 S. Michigan Ave.

assistive listening systemsThe Lecture Hall @ CAF is equipped with an FM Assistive Listening System. To request a receiver, with either a headset or neckloop, please inquire with a CAF staff member at the program.