Coffee with Ron Saturday; what would you ask him?
I mentioned earlier that CTA President Ron Huberman called me a couple of weeks ago. He invited me to his "Transforming the CTA" speech to the City Club of Chicago.
But he also asked me to arrange a coffee meeting with CTA Tattler fans so he could tell us about some things the CTA is planning, and so he can listen to regular commuters about their concerns and problems. So that's happening this Saturday. Read this space next week for reports on how it went.
If you could chat with Ron Huberman over coffee, what would you tell him? What ideas would you share? What issues would you raise? Tell me and I'll tell him.
After the Alert: Small Red Line fire: The first CTA Alert came via SMS from leisurehound at 8:41 am Wednesday: "Red line south interrupted at Clark/division. Red line leaving Fullerton now going on elevated instead of subway."
The CTA chimed in about 25 minutes later: "Normal service has resumed on the Red Line subway after a small fire on the tracks. There was a 15 minute delay."
We'll be asking Ron Saturday his plans for expanding this instant communication sources with riders.