Chicago Transit Authority Board Members Don't Use Mass Transit

<p>Chicago Transit Authority board members prefer to drive, leading the mass transit riding public to think they don't understand system problems.</p>
March 6, 2007, 5am PST | maryereynolds
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Suprisingly, one wheelchair-bound board member used his Chicago Transit Authority pass for 129 rides in 2006, more than all the other board members combined. "The release of the 2006 ridership data for the CTA's top brass and politically appointed board members comes amid unprecedented mechanical breakdowns and delays on some CTA rail lines; warnings of even more serious service disruptions to come this spring when work gears up on tracks shared by the Red, Brown and Purple/Evanston Express trains; and increasing ridership resulting in severe overcrowding on buses and trains during peak hours. The ridership data also reflect complaints from many riders angry over the service meltdowns that some CTA officials are out of touch with their customers."

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Published on Monday, March 5, 2007 in The Chicago Tribune
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