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.