13 Feb '12, 3am

Don't Mess with My Commute: Transportation Bill Could Rile Up Riders: Josh Mogerman, Deputy Director, National M...

Don't Mess with My Commute: Transportation Bill Could Rile Up Riders: Josh Mogerman, Deputy Director, National M...

I take the CTA’s Green Line trains to work most days. Yeah, that is the line dissed by “Stuff Chicagoans Say” recently… It is the oldest line in the system, including some sections that were built in 1892 during the runup to the Columbian Exposition. Unlike some other lines, all the Green Line train cars were produced in the 1970s. Back in ’94, so much work on the system was needed that it closed for two years. So, you can imagine that my South Side brethren and I are concerned about maintenance and modernization issues. The easiest way to mess with the “City That Works” is to monkey with transit. I sometimes have to drive during rush hour, it isn’t pleasant. That fact is not lost on area politicians, even those who represent Chicagoland’s far-flung suburbs. And it is making things very interesting as transportation advocates look at the ugly battle brewing in DC right now...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jmogerman/dont_mess_wit...

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