Dear Member of the
International Olympic Committee:
|We've read the Evaluation Commission's report on the
four 2016 finalist cities.Frankly, we think you missed a many relevant factors. One important problem that the report did note was the state of Chicago's mass transit system. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates our trains and buses. The Red Line is our major north/south line and it stops at the stadiums where the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs play. The above sign was posted at the Grand Street Station - in the heart of Chicago's major shopping district
|Chairman of Chicago's CTA Admits $7 Billion in Unfunded Repairs
CTA Chairman Carole L. Brown gave a speech to the APTA Rail Conference in Chicago on June 15, 2009.
In it she revealed an alarming backlog of repair work for our mass transit system.
"We still have an almost $7 BILLION - yes, 7 BILLION DOLLARS of unfunded repair needs."
Read her full remarks here.