I Thought My Commute Sucked Vol. IV

The NY Times has a story about the increasing misery of riding the El train in Chicago. The trains and tracks are old, and there’s no money to replace them. The president of the Chicago Transit Authority (didn’t they sing that “25 or 6 to 4” song?) admitted they’re on “borrowed time”, and one commuter said his commute time has stretched from 35 minutes to a freakin’ hour-ten, thanks to the trains needing to crawl along decrepit tracks.  

As if Chicago’s blustery temps and annual agita at Wrigley weren’t enough.

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1 Response to I Thought My Commute Sucked Vol. IV

  1. soxfan says:

    To make matters even worse, they have a significant number of stations closed for ADA upgrades. The CTA’s response is a campaign slogan of “leave earlier, leave later”, as if we can just tell our boss, I’m going to start coming in earlier.

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