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FILE - A man stands in a heating shelter at the Chicago Transit Authority’s Merchandise Mart “L” station, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Chicago. Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter addresses the media in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 saying the transportation system will reinstate canine security units on CTA trains in coming weeks to stem increased violent crime, including the shooting death of a 29-year-old man early Saturday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)

Charles Rex Arbogast

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FILE - A man stands in a heating shelter at the Chicago Transit Authority’s Merchandise Mart “L” station, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Chicago. Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter addresses the media in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 saying the transportation system will reinstate canine security units on CTA trains in coming weeks to stem increased violent crime, including the shooting death of a 29-year-old man early Saturday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)

Charles Rex Arbogast

What Chicagoans want to change about the CTA

Regular riders of the Chicago Transit Authority say it’s time for a reckoning on the problems they’re seeing with public transit.

FILE - A man stands in a heating shelter at the Chicago Transit Authority’s Merchandise Mart “L” station, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Chicago. Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter addresses the media in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 saying the transportation system will reinstate canine security units on CTA trains in coming weeks to stem increased violent crime, including the shooting death of a 29-year-old man early Saturday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)

Charles Rex Arbogast

   

Dirty cars, crime and significant delays are a few of the problems riders have pointed out about the Chicago Transit Authority in recent years.

Reset discusses the woes of riding the CTA and how leaders are working to address them.

GUESTS: Natalie Moore, interim editor of WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities Desk
Cassie Walker Burke, external editor at WBEZ
Illinois State Rep. Kam Buckner (D-Chicago), co-chair of Mayor Johnson’s transportation subcommittee
Brian Steele, CTA spokesperson

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