I created this blog to answer some of the questions people have been asking about the CTA’s funding situation. We on the board have asked many of these same questions, and we want to help get the word out. So please feel free to send comments or questions to CTAboard@transitchicago.com
The blog seems to have been created as part of a communications strategy to get more funds from Springfield, but she is responding to her readers’ concerns about the slow trains. Are we sure that this is a Chicago public official here?
I promise you that I am trying to get to the bottom of what is going on with the chronic slow zones and switching problems during rush. I wish I could tell you when it was going to improve, but I can’t. I can tell you, that I and the Board are committed to finding out how we can mitigate the problems surrounding the increased travel times on our rail. Sue Leonis, Vice Chair of the Board, and Chairman of the Construction Committee has called for a committee meeting. It is my intent at that meeting to suspend the 5 person limit [corrected from original] on public comment so that the entire Board can hear first hand our riders’ frustration and so that staff can respond immediately to your questions. I invite you to attend. Date and time will be posted shortly.