The next meeting of Citizens Taking Action, advocates of transit and trains, will be on Monday, September 13th, from 7-9:00 PM, 77 W. Washington, 4th Floorwww.CTAriders.org
"More free rides taking toll on transit agencies
CTA provides 2.5 million more complimentary trips in first half of 2010"
Chicago Tribune, August 11, 2010http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cta-free-rides-0812-20100811,0,7794009.story
According to the article "ridership is way up this year among senior citizens and low-income people."
The program should be expanded, perhaps on an intermitent basis initially, in order to attract riders from other demographic groups.
Charles Paidock, Secretary
Citizens Taking Action for transit dependent riders