CTA derails Santa train
Tribune reports today that the CTA is derailing Santa and his elves this year on the seasonal Holiday Train.
"It didn't seem appropriate to devote resources to this project when 1,250 positions are being eliminated" and bus and rail services face cuts, a CTA spokesperson said. It seems that some CTA employees have volunteered their time over the 12 years the Holiday Train ran to collect donations from riders for food pantries.
Actually, I'm torn. I see where they are coming from with a bunch of employees about to lose their jobs. But on the other hand, it doesn't cost much to operate the train. Maybe the CTA will be called Scrooges in their attempt to be sensitive to employees facing job losses.
What do y'all think?