Protesters in Brazil want free public transportation. We’ll discuss the impact of Brazil’s economic downturn with Marcelo Jarmendia, founder of Brazil in Chicago. Worldview also goes on the road to India, to visit a school that helps empower young girls.
Chicago Transit Authority ridership went up to 530 million boardings last year, reaching its highest ridership level since 1991.Rail ridership grew by 5.2 percent compared to an increase of 1.4 percent in bus usage.
The head of the union representing Chicago Transit Authority rail workers says he doesn't believe union members are completely to blame for CTA budget problems.CTA president Forrest Claypool said Tuesday that the agency is short $277 million heading into 2012, due to union contracts he said give wor