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Check-In with the CTA Two Months After Service Cuts

Two months ago, an air of doomsday pervaded the Chicago region. In an attempt to rein in its massive budget deficit, the Chicago Transit Authority reduced service on over 150 bus routes and seven of its eight rail lines. Along with the cuts to service came job losses - over 1,000 CTA employees were laid off in the process.

So now that D-day has come and gone, where have these cuts left you? Are they a mere inconvenience? Or cause for serious concern? And where would you like to see improvements in the future? Answering questions and concerns or, perhaps, responding to compliments is the President of the Chicago Transit Authority Richard Rodriguez.

CTA President Richard Rodriguez on Budget Woes

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