The move is designed to improve the experience for commuters while getting the city some cash in the process.
When reading through the results of a survey given out recently, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel noticed one word popping up over and over again - Redbox. Folks that want a little more convenience on their trip home from work, and providing Redbox kiosks would certainly make things easier. One less stop on the way home is well worth it.
Emanuel acted on that request and is having a total of 11 kiosks installed at train stations across the city. It's not just for the rail riders though. "This is an opportunity for CTA to gain non fare-box revenue as well as offer an amenity we know our customers want," says Chicago Transport Authority president Forrest Claypool.
This is an interesting move for the city and will certainly be watched by other city governments looking for a way to offer more services while making more money.
Source: Home Media Magazine