CHICAGO (CBS) — The CTA is trying something new at one of its ‘L’ stations — a produce market.
CTA riders already can buy plenty of newspapers, coffee, doughnuts and candy at many CTA stops, but now one train station will be selling apples, bananas, citrus and salads. It’s not in a trendy neighborhood, either, but at the hardscrabble Ashland/63rd terminal on the Green Line.READ MORE: Third Man Claims He Was Sexually Abused By Fr. Michael Pfleger Over 40 Years Ago
It’s a one-year experiment by Lunderman Produce, but if it works, CTA President Forrest Claypool said you might see more. What he hopes he does not see is more apple cores and garbage aboard Green Line trains as a result.
“We don’t want people littering our trains and eating their fried egg sandwiches on the train,” he said. “That’s just common sense.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Full List Of Mass Vaccination Sites With More To Open Thursday; 2,104 New Coronavirus Cases, 44 More Deaths
Claypool called the green market a change of pace from the newsstands, coffee and doughnut shops that predominate at ‘L’ stations, although he said he was pleased to see “quite a line” one day last week at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop at another ‘L’ station.
CTA also has given the green light to 72 more ATMs at ‘L’ stations, as it continues its quest to raise additional revenue from places other than the farebox.MORE NEWS: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
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