What this is about
The Chicago Transit Authority is a behemoth of elevated trains, subways and myriad bus routes, touching every part of Chicago and many suburbs.
I ride the CTA's Red Line every day to work, my daughter rides it to school, and my wife uses it to run errands and for her work. The Red Line runs more than 20 miles north and south -- through rich neighborhoods such as Lincoln Park, poorer ones on the South Side, and right past Chicago's two baseball stadiums: Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field.
En route, we see the strangest things and hear some very interesting conversations -- many of them one-sides, thanks to the proliferation of cell phones.
This blog will document things seen and heard on the CTA.