Top Tattler Tales of 2008: June - another derailment, Block 37 plug pulled
June started with yet another derailment -- the third in about a week. Days later, it looked like Chicago's 2016 Olympic hopes may have been at least slightly derailed due to a transportation plan that scored low marks with Olympic officials.
Then, Huberman recommended that the CTA essentially mothball the Block 37 project until it could a private funding partner. And in one of favorite posts of the year, I captured the conversation and a photo of KevinB confronting Huberman about the Block 37 fiasco.
And we reported on the rising CTA fuel bills, and what they were doing to try to reduce fuel usage.
We also brought you a link to the BGA's database of salaries of all Chicago public employees, including all CTA workers. We also reported exclusively that the CTA was preparing a south entrance at the Harrison Red Line.
Finally, in June we lost a Chicago street artist, SOLVE/Brendan Scanlon, who once propped up an old TV on a CTA train seat with the message: "We are experiencing legal difficulties." He was my daughter's friend. May he continue to rest in peace.