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Chicago Transit Authority

A CTA Bus in its current livery Image File history File links Chicago_Transit_Authority_Logo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1445x576, 201 KB)An articulated bus in use by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). ...

Slogan Take It Everywhere
Founded October 1, 1947
Headquarters Chicago Loop
Locale Chicago
Service type Bus and Rapid Transit
Routes Bus: 154, Rail: 8
Fleet Bus: 2,144, Rail: 1,190
Daily ridership Approximately 1.6 million
Operator Self
Chief executive Ron Huberman
Web site http://www.transitchicago.com

Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois. It is the second largest transit system in the United States. The Chicago Transit Authority offers bus and rapid transit routes throughout the city, as well as to some suburban destinations. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Mass transit redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Autobus redirects here. ... The L[1], variously, if perhaps incorrectly, styled L, El, EL, or L, is the rapid transit system that serves Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ...


The CTA is a municipal corporation that started operations on October 1, 1947 upon the purchase and combination of the transportation assets of the Chicago Rapid Transit Company and the Chicago Surface Lines streetcar system. In 1952, CTA purchased the assets of the Chicago Motor Coach Company, which was under the control of Yellow Cab founder John D. Hertz, resulting in a fully unified system. Today, the CTA is one of the three service boards financially supported by the Regional Transportation Authority. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chicago Rapid Transit Company (CRT) was a privately-owned firm providing rapid transit rail service in Chicago, Illinois and several adjacent communities between the years 1924 and 1947. ... The Chicago Surface Lines (CSL) was operator of the street railway system of Chicago, Illinois from the years 1913 to 1947. ... The original Yellow Cab Company based in Chicago, Illinois is one of the largest taxicab companies still in existence. ... John Hertz, 1899 John D. Hertz (April 10, 1879 - 1961) was an American businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner, and philanthropist. ... The RTA Logo The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the financial and oversight body for the three transit agencies in northeastern Illinois--the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and Pace--which are called Service Boards in the RTA Act. ...

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About

The Chicago Transit Authority covers Chicago city limits and forty surrounding suburbs. The CTA provided a total of 499.5 million rides in 2007, a 1 percent increase (4.7 million more rides) over 2006 numbers.[1]

Chicago Transit Authority trains serve as both elevated rapid transit, and as subway trains in parts of the city. Pictured is the Blue Line terminal in O'Hare International Airport.
Chicago Transit Authority also serves Chicago suburbs. Purple Line stations such as Central, pictured above, connect Evanston and Wilmette residents to The Loop.

CTA operates 24 hours each day and on an average weekday, 1.6 million passengers access its buses and trains. It has approximately 2,000 buses that operate over 154 routes traveling along 2,273 route miles. Buses provide about one million passenger trips a day and serve more than 12,000 posted bus stops. The Chicago Transit Authority's 1,190 train cars operate over eight routes and 222 miles of track. Its trains provide about 650,000 customer trips each day and serve 144 stations in Chicago. The Chicago Transit Authority employs more than 11,000 people to operate the entire system. The system is the second largest in the US. Only the vast New York City Transit is more extensive. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2554 KB) Source: http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2554 KB) Source: http://www. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 555 KB) Summary Photo by Gerald Farinas of the Central Street CTA station in Evanston, Illinois taken on July 9, 2006. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 555 KB) Summary Photo by Gerald Farinas of the Central Street CTA station in Evanston, Illinois taken on July 9, 2006. ... The Purple Line of the Chicago Transit Authority is a 3. ... Connections CTA bus Platforms 1 island platform Tracks 2 tracks Other information Opened May 16, 1908 Rebuilt 1931 Traffic Passengers (2006) 268,068 4% Central is a station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line at 1022 Central Street in Evanston, Illinois (directional coordinates 2600... Incorporated City in 1872. ... US Baháí House of Worship in Wilmette Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, Transit, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ...


Fare collection

The CTA allows riders to board a bus or train and pay with cash, transit cards, or Chicago Cards.


Paying with cash

Only buses allow riders to pay with cash. The fare is $2.00, and cash transfers are not available. Previously, some rail station turnstiles accepted cash but this feature has been removed in an effort to speed up boarding, except during sporting events at nearby 'L' stations, such as the Red Line 'L' station at Addison and the station for the same line at Sox-35th.


Paying with transit cards

Transit cards are sold at all rail stations and at the CTA's headquarters. There are two types of transit cards: stored-value and unlimited rides. Unlimited ride cards can be purchased at the CTA headquarters and from vending machines at select CTA Stations (O'Hare on the Blue Line, Midway on the Orange Line, and Chicago on the Red Line), as well as from a variety of retail outlets throughout the Chicago area, such as currency exchanges and select Jewel and Dominick's stores. They are available for one day ($5), two days ($9), three days ($12), five days ($18), seven days ($20), and thirty days ($75). There are also reduced fare cards available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, Chicago Public School students, Evanston Public School students, and students of certain area universities as well. Fare card and transit card vending machines were installed at downtown Metra train stations (Union Station, the Ogilvie Transportation Center, and the LaSalle Street Station) in early 2006. For the defunct Australia supermarket chain see Jewel Food Stores (Australia) Jewel is an American supermarket chain that has 203 stores in the Chicago metropolitan area, northern and central Illinois. ... Dominicks is a grocery store chain based mainly in the Chicago area. ... A Metra Train in Ogilvie Transportation Center Metra (officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail system that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... Modern Ogilvie Transportation Center Ogilvie Transportation Center (formally, the Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center) is a Chicago, Illinois train station which was in built 1911. ... LaSalle Street Station is a commuter rail terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, serving Metras Rock Island District. ...


Paying with Chicago Cards

Main article: Chicago Card

The Chicago Card (along with the Chicago Card Plus) is a contactless smart card, powered by RFID, used by riders of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to electronically pay for bus and train fares. Fares paid with the Chicago Card are less expensive than they are for other riders; $1.75 for a one-way fare on buses and trains, and $0.25 for transfer to up to two other rides within two hours of initial fare. Additionally, riders using this type of card are given a $2 bonus for each $20 they put on it. Chicago Card Plus The Chicago Card and the Chicago Card Plus are contactless smart cards used by riders of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Pace to electronically pay for bus and train fares in the city of Chicago, Illinois, USA and the surrounding suburbs. ... An EPC RFID tag used for Wal-Mart Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. ...


Bicycles on the CTA

Bicycles are permitted on CTA buses during all operating hours, and on CTA trains every weekday except from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (0700-0900) and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (1600-1800) On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, bicycles are allowed on trains all day. If you board the train with your bicycle before the hours listed above and your trip extends into those hours, the CTA allows you to finish your trip. If trains are crowded, the use of trains by cyclists may be restricted by the rail operator as appropriate. Bicycles are not permitted on trains July 3 due to Independence Day celebrations. Folding bikes may be brought aboard CTA trains and buses during all operating periods, including rush hour. This mountain bicycle features oversized tires, a sturdy frame, front shock absorbers, and handlebars oriented perpendicular to the bikes axis Bicycle may also refer to Bicycle Playing Cards. ... For other uses, see Independence Day (disambiguation). ...


A maximum of two bicycles are allowed per train car; if the train consist is four cars in length, a total of eight bicycles are allowed on that train. However, this rule is not enforced widely throughout the system.


Transit operators have the discretion to deny access to anyone with a bike if they decide that conditions are too crowded. The CTA's entire bus fleet is now equipped with bike racks in front which can accommodate two bicycles. All CTA trains accept bicycles, although bikes are discouraged on rail cars with "blinker doors". Only standard-size bicycles are allowed on all CTA vehicles; tandems are not allowed. A traditional tandem bicycle. ...


Helpful tips and the full guide to transporting bicycles on CTA trains can be found at http://www.transitchicago.com/welcome/biketran.txt.


Equipment history

CTA buses were known as the "green limousine" or the "big green" — buses were one or more shades of green from the CTA's establishment through the end of the 1980s. With the delivery of the TMC RTS buses in 1991, a more patriotic color scheme was adopted, and the green scheme was fully phased out by 1996. A notable color scheme was the "Bicentennial" of about 1974 to 1976.[2] TMC was a bus manufacturer based in Roswell, New Mexico. ... A latter-model RTS in New York City Transit livery. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Bicentennial was celebrated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. ...


CTA bought very few buses between the mid-1970s and the end of the 1980s. During this time, purchases were only made in 1979 (20 MAN/AM General articulated buses), 1982-83 (200 Flyer D901 buses and 125 additional MAN articulateds), and 1985 (362 MAN Americana standard length buses). Another aspect of this period was that with the exception of the 1979 and 1983 MAN orders, none of those buses had air conditioning, a budget saving move by the CTA. The 1972-76 fleet of New Looks, 1870 total, which were originally air conditioned (although there were problems with the air-conditioning systems, resulting in their eventually being disabled and sliding windows installed in the buses), comprised the majority vehicles in service into the early 1990s. MAN AG (German: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG, ISIN: DE0005937007) is a German transportation company. ... AM General is a heavy vehicle manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana and best known for the civilian Hummer and military Humm-Vee. ... A Mississauga Transit bus in Mississauga Ontario. ... New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Image:New-look. ...


The heavy rail orders of the CTA include the last railroad stock built by the Budd Company and one of the few examples of rail cars built by Boeing-Vertol. The next order is from Bombardier. Budd logo A rear view of Santa Fes El Capitan and its Budd-built observation car as it approaches the Raton Tunnel (Colorado side) on June 26, 1938. ... Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook Boeing Helicopters is a US aircraft manufacturer, part of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. ... For other uses, see Bombardier (disambiguation). ...


Active bus fleet

Model Delivery Length Width Total Notes
Flxible Metro 1991 40' 102" 205 1
TMC RTS 1991 40' 102" 468 1
New Flyer D40LF 1995 40' 102" 58
Flxible Metro 1995 40' 102" 330
NovaBus LFS 2001-2002 40' 102" 484
NABI 60-LFW 2003-2004 60' 102" 226
New Flyer D40LF 2006-2009 40' 102" 1030 2
Optima Opus 2006-2007 30' 99" 45 3
New Flyer DE40LF (Allison) 2006 40' 102" 10
New Flyer DE40LF (ISE) 2007 40' 102" 10

A 1987 Metro-B, owned by WMATA, serves as a roadblock in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005. ... TMC may stand for: Tamil Maanila Congress (a political party in Tamil Nadu) A shortened form of WTMC, an abbreviation of Washtenaw Technical Middle College Télé Monte Carlo (part of Pathé) Texas Medical Center (Medical institutions) The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, a Game Boy Advance entry in... New Flyer Industries is the leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... A 1987 Metro-B, owned by WMATA, serves as a roadblock in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005. ... A Nova LFS operated by Grand River Transit. ... Nabi can refer to the Arabic and Hebrew word for Prophet the Korean word for butterfly one of the Nabis, a group of artists in Paris in the 1890s the 2005 Typhoon Nabi North American Bus Industries, a major transit bus manufacturing company Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, a Biopharmaceutical company based in... New Flyer Industries is the leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... North American Bus Industries, commonly known as NABI, is a major transit bus manufacturing company based in Anniston, Alabama. ... New Flyer Industries is the leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Allison Transmission is a manufacturer of automatic transmissions for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle applications. ... New Flyer Industries is the leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...

Buses on order

Model Delivery Length Width Total Notes
New Flyer DE60LF 2008-2009 60' 102" 150 4

Notes

  • 1: Retirement in progress.
  • 2: Taking delivery through 2009.
  • 3: Features a modified livery.
  • 4: Delivery of buses should begin by August 2008.[3]

• Some individual numbers may no longer be in service. Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane...

See Chicago Transit and Railfan for historic rosters.

Bus garages

  • 103rd Garage (103rd/Stony Island)
  • 74th Garage (74th/Wood)
  • 77th Garage (79th/Wentworth)
  • Archer Garage (Archer/Pershing)
  • Chicago Garage (Erie/Pulaski)
  • Forest Glen Garage (Elston/Bryn Mawr)
  • Kedzie Garage (Van Buren/Kedzie)
  • North Park Garage (Foster/Albany)

Active L rolling stock

Numbers Manufacturer Built Assigned Notes
2201-2352 Budd Company 1969-1970 Blue, Pink 1
2401-2600 Boeing-Vertol 1976-1978 Green, Purple
2601-3200 Budd Company 1981-1987 Blue, Red, Pink, Purple
3201-3457 Morrison-Knudsen 1991-1994 Brown, Yellow, Orange, Purple 2

Budd logo A rear view of Santa Fes El Capitan and its Budd-built observation car as it approaches the Raton Tunnel (Colorado side) on June 26, 1938. ... Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook Boeing Helicopters is a US aircraft manufacturer, part of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. ... Budd logo A rear view of Santa Fes El Capitan and its Budd-built observation car as it approaches the Raton Tunnel (Colorado side) on June 26, 1938. ... Washington Group International provides integrated engineering, construction and management services to businesses and governments around the world. ...

Notes

  • 1: Original order 2201-2350; 2307 and 2316 renumbered 2351-2352.
  • 2: 3457 mated with former 3030 which was renumbered 3458.
For a description of the L cars, see Chicago 'L' rolling stock.
See chicago-l.org for car assignment sheets.
See Chicago Transit and Railfan for historic rosters.

The rolling stock of the Chicago L heavy rail system consists of 1,190 rail cars (all permanently coupled into 595 married pairs) dating from 1969 to 1994, delivered in four series: the 2200-Series, 2400-Series, 2600-Series, and 3200-Series, also known as the High Performance Family because...

L rolling stock on order

Numbers Manufacturer Built Notes
5001-5406? Bombardier 2010-? 1

For other uses, see Bombardier (disambiguation). ...

Notes

  • 1: Prototypes expected in mid-2008.

Revenue

The CTA generates revenue from farebox collections and also receives supplemental funding for operating expenses from the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). In 2006, CTA generated 53% of its operating budget internally, mostly from fares but also from advertising, parking, and other services; it received $524 million from the RTA, $479.5 million of which stemmed from sales tax receipts collected in the Chicago region. The RTA Logo The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the financial and oversight body for the three transit agencies in northeastern Illinois--the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and Pace--which are called Service Boards in the RTA Act. ...


Security

After the 2001 terrorist attacks, CTA announced its "If you see something, say something" campaign.[4] CTA has also installed a security camera network,[5] and a system to send real time images from cameras in buses directly to emergency responders.[6] A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


CTA has also been actively prosecuting vandals, announcing on several occasions that felony convictions were obtained against persons who spray painted authority vehicles.[7]


Security breach

In 2002, 25-year-old Joseph Konopka, better known by his self-given nickname "Dr. Chaos", was arrested by Chicago Police after he was caught hoarding potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide in an unused Chicago Transit Authority storeroom in the Chicago L Blue Line subway. Konopka had picked the original locks on several doors in the tunnels, then changed the locks so that he could access the unused rooms freely. Konopka had briefly associated with a Chicago-area urban exploration group in order to obtain information on how to access the large network of unused tunnels and abandoned rooms on Chicago's transit system as well as to lure juveniles to help him.[8][9][10] The Chicago Police Department, also known as the CPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of Chicago, Illinois, under the jurisdiction of the mayor of Chicago. ... Potassium cyanide is the inorganic compound with the formula KCN. This colorless crystalline compound, similar in appearance to sugar, is highly soluble in water. ... Sodium cyanide is a highly toxic chemical compound, also known as sodium salt of hydrocyanic acid and cyanogran. ... A westbound Chicago L train crosses the south fork of the Chicago River The Chicago L (short for Chicago Elevated) is an urban rapid transit metro serving Chicago and eight of its adjacent suburbs. ... An urban explorer stands near the outfall of a muffin shaped brick and concrete storm drain, under Saint Paul, Minnesota. ...


See also

The L[1], variously, if perhaps incorrectly, styled L, El, EL, or L, is the rapid transit system that serves Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... This is a list of bus routes operated by the Chicago Transit Authority. ... This is a list of stations on the Chicago L system. ... This page is about Chicago mass transit. ... Transit fares are fees charged for travel on publicly chartered or operated transportation systems, including subways, trolleys and buses (as these are known in northeastern parts of the United States). ...

References

  1. ^ CTA (January 23, 2008). CTA Announces Increased Ridership in 2007. Press Release.
  2. ^ Harry Gershen photograph at busdrawings.com.
  3. ^ CTA (March 6, 2008). "CTA Updates Fleet with 150 Hybrid, 60-Foot Buses". Press release. Retrieved on 2008-03-06.
  4. ^ CTA Security & Safety. CTA.
  5. ^ CTA (December 12, 2006). "Mayor Daley, CTA and CPD Officials Test Mobile Security Network". Press release.
  6. ^ CTA (March 16, 2006). "CTA to Test Mobile Security Network to Enhance Safety on System". Press release.
  7. ^ CTA (March 21, 2008). "Vandal Sentenced to Prison for Defacing CTA Property". Press release.
    CTA (December 19, 2007). "CTA Vandal Receives Felony Conviction for Criminal Defacement and Trespass". Press release.
  8. ^ Gina Barton (2004-06-17). "'Dr. Chaos' gets 10 more years for crime spree". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  9. ^ Tom Held (2002-03-14). "Judge calls 'Dr. Chaos' a true danger: Cyanide suspect waives hearing, stays in custody". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  10. ^ Staff (2005-06-01). " National Briefing. New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.

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External links

  • Chicago Transit Authority - official site, including a trip planner, and system maps.
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority Act from the Illinois General Assembly site - provides the legal framework for the CTA.
  • Ask Carole - the blog of CTA Chairman Carole Brown.
  • Chicago-L.org - the Internet's largest resource for information on Chicago's rapid transit system.
  • ChicagoBus.org - a site covering CTA bus operations.
  • Bill Vandervoort's Chicago Transit and Railfan CTA page - unofficial enthusiast's site.
  • Yahoo! Groups CHICAGOTRANSIT - a Chicago Transit mailing list discussing CTA and its sister agencies.
The Illinois General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... The L[1], variously, if perhaps incorrectly, styled L, El, EL, or L, is the rapid transit system that serves Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... The Red Line (Howard-Dan Ryan Service) is a heavy rail line in Chicago, run by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as part of the Chicago L system. ... The Orange Line , also called the Midway Line, is a heavy rail line in Chicago, Illinois run by the Chicago Transit Authority as part of the el system. ... The Yellow Line (Skokie Swift Service), is part of the Chicago Transit Authoritys Chicago L heavy rail rapid transit system in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Green Line (Lake-Englewood & Lake-Jackson Park Services) is part of the CTA rapid transit system known as the Chicago L. It is the only completely elevated route in the L system. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Purple Line of the Chicago Transit Authority is a 3. ... The Brown Line (Ravenswood Service) of the Chicago Transit Authority Chicago L rapid transit system, is a 11. ... Pink Line (Douglas-Loop Service) is the name of a new rapid transit service to be operated by the Chicago Transit Authority in Chicago, Illinois for a trial period of 180 days. ...

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The CTA was created by an act of the Illinois legislature, at the time of its formation it assumed operation of most of the city's local transportation services after it acquired the properties of the Chicago Surface Lines and the Chicago Rapid Transit Company.
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The Mayor's appointees are subject to the approval of the Governor and the Chicago City Council; the Governor's appointees are subject to the approval of the Mayor and the Illinois State Senate.
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The CTA claimed the shortfall was the result of an outdated transit funding formula and began to persuade Illinois lawmakers to modify the formula.
Chicago Cards may be obtained anonymously, but most are registered with the CTA for ease of replacement in case of theft or loss.
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