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  1. I agree with Thisted’s quote in a general sense, but she’s contradicting herself. She says “The agencies should not be competing for riders,” which is exactly why Lightfoot opposes the plan. Lightfoot is probably correct that most people would choose the faster Metra over CTA if the fare difference were removed. The goal of this project is not to attract people who currently drive, so where would New Metra riders come from if not CTA? This also seems like another indication that the Red Line extension won’t be happening soon.
  2. Mayor Lightfoot opposes Preckwinkle’s plan to lower fares and increase service on ME and RI, on the grounds that it would only shift riders away from CTA.
  3. It's funny how some people are so averse to being filmed. If you really want to watch someone or take their picture, there are plenty of ways to do it that they wouldn't even recognize. But if they see you pointing a video camera in their direction, they freak out.
  4. It’s an electric bus, not a steam-powered bus. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)
  5. Yes, but no one is attempting to void existing contracts, only to prevent future deals.
  6. They already did before they announced this plan. A delay in implementation does not require additional hearings.
  7. Does the “STOP” display function the same as the brake lights, or does it only work when the flashers are on to signify stopping at a bus stop?
  8. What does "protection of a user" mean and why is that bad? Or do you mean that you were banned for violating a user protection (privacy) policy?
  9. So far they have only identified general corridors, not specific termini. There’s no reason to believe the routes wouldn’t go there. As those are listed as long-range plans, we probably won’t find out for a few decades, if ever.
  10. Can you provide a link to where it says that?
  11. As was mentioned before, BNSF and UP own their predecessors’ trade dress and probably wouldn’t approve, as their business is hauling freight and they’d prefer not to be involved in commuter operations. If the ex-BN E9 that was stored in Bensenville hasn’t been scrapped or sold yet, Metra should buy it and put it in front of a BNSF train just for show. (Not a serious suggestion, if that wasn’t obvious).
  12. Does changing the destination sign setting automatically adjust the marker lights?
  13. I couldn’t find the answer the first time, but I looked again and came across a quote attributed to the Elmhurst City Manager in 2017: “It will still have the weight restrictions until the full bridge is replaced, but it’s good news in terms of traffic flow through Elmhurst and Villa Park.” (Emphasis added) However, I’m not sure the definitive answer publicly exists yet.
  14. Assuming that @Chriss already filled out the online application, why should it “sound ridiculous” to be emailed about an in-person interview?
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