Is The CTA Unsustainable?

In a Chicago Tribune editorial, Wendell Cox charges that Chicago's Transit system is is fiscally unsustainable.
October 6, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The CTA is not exactly running out of money ... but it is on its way to running out of passengers. Over the past 20 years, the CTA has lost more than one-quarter of its ridership. As a result, the public subsidy per rider has risen at least 20 percent, after adjustment for inflation. If the CTA had kept its subsidy per passenger within inflation, it would be spending approximately $100 million less per year today."

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Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 in The Chicago Tribune
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