Bits and pieces for holiday weekend
Some random news and notes for the Easter/Passover holiday weekend. Enjoy, everyone!
The Love Bus supplants the Love Train: The Trib's Ray Quintanilla yesterday told us how the #66 Chicago bus has becomes the Love Bus. Toward the end of the piece I reminisce about the Love Train. So, have any of you made love connections on the Chicago bus?
Lakeview bus rerouting: The busy northbound #135, 145 and 146 buses will be rerouted around water main work for the next month.
C-pass debuts at Gay Games: The CTA will introduce the Convention Pass (C Pass) during the Gay Games in July. The Gay Games will pay the CTA $150,000 to provide all participants with the pass. Following the games, CTA staff will analyze C-Pass usage to calculate the market value of all rides taken. The market value of a ride is the regular full fare that would be paid for a comparable ride by a member of the general public during the period of validity. If the market value of the rides taken exceeds $150,000, CGI will pay CTA the difference. And speaking of the Gay Games, check out my friend's blog - the "Insiders' Guide to Gay Games VII Chicago 2006."
CTA Chair Carole Brown posts - two days in a row! For the first time since June of 2005, CTA Carole Brown actual had posts two days in a row on her Ask Carole blog. I give Carole lots of credit for starting the blog, but she needs to post at least once or twice a week to really have any credibility.
More Brown Line service this weekend: "Brown Line Kimball and Francisco stations will remain open this weekend and CTA will implement a single track shuttle train between Kimball and Western stations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15. There will be no weekend bus shuttle service." So says the CTA Web site.