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Daley Calls Emergency CTA Meeting; Agency Chief Skeptical

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Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has called an emergency meeting this afternoon with Chicago Transit Authority union leaders. He’s hoping for a last-minute deal to stave off service cuts and layoffs.

Earlier this morning, agency president Richard Rodriguez told WBEZ’s Eight Forty-Eight he’s not optimistic the service cuts can be avoided.

RODRIGUEZ: There’s always a possibility, uh, that 95 million dollars can just show up on my doorstep. But I don’t necessarily, uh, think that’s going to occur.

If no deal is reached, the CTA will reduce or eliminate service on nearly all busses and trains, starting this Sunday.

More information on the cuts here.

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