CTA board meeting -- and fare hike vote -- postponed till today
Wednesday was supposed to be the day the CTA board voted on the 2009 budget, which includes fare hikes.
But the board pushed back the meeting by a day because they were concerned they hadn't met the requirement to post the meeting agenda two days in advance.
The meeting notice had been posted two days in advance at the meeting room as required, but not on the Web site. "Because this is an important vote, the Board did not want to risk proceeding if there was a question as to whether the meeting notice requirements were handled properly," said a CTA spokesperson.
Now that was some smart thinking on the part of the board. But it delays the inevitable by just one day.
Missing girl's Dad rides CTA in search. The firefighter father of a missing Chicago teen boarded a Halsted bus Wednesday to talk to passengers and hand out flyers. The girl was on her way to Lincoln Park High School Monday morning on the Halsted bus, reports her girl friend who spoke to her on the phone as Tisha Muentes rode the No. 8 Halsted south from Diversey. Click here for her photo and more details.
UPDATE: Tisha returned home safely late Wednesday night.