"Plane in the street:" My favorite CTA wireless alert
The CTA has been the main contributor -- and a good one -- to our wireless alerts system that we set up for riders and the CTA to share real-time warnings about CTA outages and delays.
One alert last night during the height of the storm ranks as my favorite of all time from the CTA:
"Due to airplane blocking 55th Street at Central, #55 reroute is WB: 55th -Cicero-Archer-55th - Central.EB:Reverse. "
Airplane blocking 55th Street!?!?! Obviously it was an awful accident -- a 6-year-old boy killed and 11 hurt are the early reports. But I just love how the CTA matter-of-factly reported "plane in the street" to our 400 alert users.
I just looked at my phone and said, "WTF!"
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