Yep, the seats are getting a deep-cleaning too
After my post yesterday about the new CTA cleaning process that yields gleaming train floors, some folks also asked about the nifty clean train seats.
It turns out that those too are getting a deep-clean method from the "Gregomatic." The process involves soaping and scrubbing seats by hand with this special machine to rinse and suction out the dirt.
BTW: My CTA source said CTA President Ron Huberman wanted y'all to know about the seat cleanings too after reading my blog yesterday. Thanks for letting us know, Ron.
Tell us your secrets, ye 9.800 old Chicago Card holders. Really, how did you do it? How did you manage not to deactivate or otherwise damage your original Chicago Card after four years? Did you keep it in some hermetically sealed plastic, away from every other credit or smart card you ever owned? We who have paid the $5 replacement fee at least three times in those four years want to know your secrets. Well, at least your replacement card is free.
Slow zone weekend work on Blue and Red Lines. Lots of work on both lines this week -- too much to summarize here. Instead, go here to get the scoop.