14 Oct '11, 4pm

Rahm Emanuel decides public employees must use public transit:

Employees of the city of Chicago are going to have to get used to taking the bus and the subway . Starting next year, they’ll have to use public transit, unless they have a really good excuse and are down for filling out a lot of paper work. Whose idea was this? Mayor Rahm Emanuel , of course. Rahmbo doesn't want city employees on official business to take their personal cars or #*(%&@ cabs. They're public employees; they'll take *#@%(& public transit! This isn’t just for green reasons; it’s also because Chicago -- surprise! -- is totally corrupt. Apparently city employees were taking advantage of the reimbursement system, and the city was paying for car washes and parking tickets. The new policy's supposed to save $1 million. Public transit, being an affordable option that's supposed to get people where they're going quickly and efficiently, is also a budget-friendly opti...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-14-rahm-emanuel-decides...

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