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Walter’s Perspective: CTA Price Increases Hard To Swallow

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CHICAGO (CBS) – It was a bad day today on the subway, knowing my 30 day pass is about to expire, and the cost of a new one’s about to go up next year.

I’m bouncing around on the Red Line, reading about the planned 15 percent hike in the price of a 30-day pass, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel saying if I don’t like it – the bouncing, stalling trains being late, and the cost going up – you whiners out there, you don’t like it? You know what you can do, you can drive.

Sure, Mr. Mayor, the people who don’t have cars to drive and can’t afford to pay more to use the CTA, and truly need a 30-day pass to take the kids to school, and then go to the grocery and a playground, and then go home.

What, Mr. Mayor, let them walk? So you can boast another balanced budget on your résumé for re-election, or for a run for president?

No problem for you, your honor, bouncing and stalling and the price going up. No sweat, sir. Call your limo.