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  1. In Chicagoland, do they time various fare hikes to not occur on election year ? Some proportion of METRA riders are Chicago city residents. Rahmy's primary and election is 2015. Quinn could well be tossed this year. Sort of ironic.
  2. http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/metra-ceo-cant-rule-out-possibility-increasing-fares/fri-08152014-122pm
  3. Is the hidden agenda so that some of Edgewater don't have to ride the Red Line with "those people " ?
  4. I said is just right. The R142A are at Yonkers to be rebuilt into R188 clones.
  5. If it makes you feel any better, every contract order AND manufacturer of high-tech NYCT subway cars are incompatible. About 300 R142's are being rebuilt at Yonkers to be compatible with new R188's.
  6. http://www.suntimes.com/27032761-761/new-edgewater-metra-station-delayed-a-year.html#.U3kyIiil464
  7. "Which is standard at most "traditional" railroads (ie. Metro-North, LIRR, NJ Transit, MBTA, etc.), though the service charge would also apply if there's a functioning ticket vending machine at a station." SEPTA has very few TVM's and ticket agents. Nonetheless, the on-board surcharge applies regardless.
  8. Back when Skokie Swift started, and they were customizing their equipment for the service, why couldn't they just buy ex-North Shore Line equipment, such as the Electroliners or Silverliners, which probably could have been had rather cheaply ?
  9. The NIMBY's are carrying on how it will degrade their property values. But we are talking of an area under Rahm whose has lost 27% of its cops from the Addison police precinct over the last few years, closed its lockup, and seen a 70% increase in beatings and robberies, most of the increase in daytime, and near riot conditions on the last Pride day. Belmont "L" station is a very dangerous area. There is a degentrification and slow residential evacuation going on in Wrigleyville and Boystown. The S-T and Trib are silent on that.
  10. Aren't there any timed signals, trip hammers, and trip cocks preceding bumper blocks on CTA ? The whole point of an effective signals system is to prevent crashes over 10MPH.
  11. http://www.suntimes.com/25400449-761/move-to-ventra-only-fare-system-could-resume-by-march.html
  12. "Ventra meets performance benchmarks" http://www.suntimes.com/24875361-761/ventra-meets-performance-benchmarks.html
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