Once again, the CTA is promoting public transit over drunken driving by offering penny rides on buses and trains from 8 pm New Year's Eve Sunday till 6 am Monday, New Year's Day.
I wonder why they don't just offer free rides? I mean, now it's gonna screw up balances on Chicago Cards/Plus. I mean, if you take a round trip without transfer, and your Chicago Card balance is now $10.75, it will be $10.73 after tonight. And you can't add anything less than a nickel to the Chicago Card at the vending machines. That would drive me nuts to have an odd balance like that.
C'est la vie. I'm glad I have a monthly pass. Be safe out there tonight.
Girls gone wild on the CTA
I was just astounded by this story, so I have to share it with you.
From CBS2: "A group of women boarded a CTA bus near 44th and State streets and when they got inside, they chased a woman who boarded at the same time to the back of the bus, according to a Wentworth Area detective. One woman from the group stabbed the woman they were chasing with a knife, the detective said."
Lovely. Happy New Year.