SRO train car idea -- first floated at "Coffee with Ron" -- to hit rails in fall
randing-room-only rail cars -- a concept that CTA Prez Ron Huberman tested with Tattler readers in March during our "Coffee with Ron" -- will get its debut on the Brown Line this fall.
A 25% increase in ridership since March has spurred the CTA to seek greater capacity, Huberman told the board. All the seats would be removed on two cars of an eight-car train.
Read more coverage at the Sun-Times and Tribune. And if you didn't vote the first time around, the click poll is still open. As I wrote in March, I like the idea a lot. It's an innovative use of current resources to meet a growing capacity problem. The cars need to be clearly marked and probably should always be in a fixed position -- say, the last two cars of the train.