Happy Birthday to CTA Tattler
I made my first post to CTA Tattler on June 10, 2004. Many of the posts that first day were strange tales from my wife's commute, and I owe a big debt to her for helping found this blog.
She and I brainstormed the idea behind CTA Tattler, and she came up with the name. Thanks, Susan. And it's strangely apropos that I just reached 1 million "hits" to the site this weekend too.
What started as a repository for things "Seen and heard on the Chicago Transit Authority" has evolved into a community that gives voice to the everyday rider. And so I thank you also, loyal readers, for sticking with me and pitching in with your stories, frustrations and sometimes even triumphs.
And a big shout-out to the CTA itself, whose employees have never backed away from a question or controversy. These folks are people too who ride the CTA and who spend their lives trying to make our experience better. So thanks to Noelle, Greg, Carole, Ron and all the rest.
Peace, and safe travels.
-- Kevin O'Neil