Aldermen bashed the CTA Monday for "lying" about Brown Line station closures and ignoring pleas for service improvements, and yet coming hat in hand to the council for funding and other help.
The Tribune reports:
"The attack, at a meeting of the City Council's Transportation Committee, was sparked by the CTA's unwillingness to provide bus service on a stretch of North Kedzie Avenue to help make up for the temporary closure of the Kedzie station on the Brown Line....
"The city helps the CTA, including providing some funding, said Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th).
"It's just baffling to me," he complained. "We are here when the CTA wants something [but] when the aldermen are trying to represent their constituency, it is like we have to beg for consideration."
That's telling them!