CTA clarifies purpose behind bag checks at Red Line stations
CHICAGO — Rumors spread fast on social media that immigration status checkpoints were happening on the CTA’s Red Line. Turns out it wasn’t true.
The CTA says the checks were a part of random bag checks, that’s been happening since 2014.
The transit agency says its workers did not nor do they ask for IDs during the checks.
The CTA tweeted a statement debunking the rumor and emphasizing that everyone is welcome to use public transportation in Chicago.
The agency also emphasized it does not support ID checkpoints to verify immigration status.