First, many thanks to all who have made some thoughtful suggestions on ways to improve the CTA. So far there are well over 100 comments, and probably 200 ideas or more, since many folks had more than one idea.
CTA management definitely reads this blog, and I intend to ask them about some of the suggestions.
Many of you asked for more stations and station rehabs, and others want some stations closed. Others suggested bus-only lanes and better street-level signage. Jeanine thinks most public-facing employees need retraining on how to interact with customers.
Goldminetim jumped into the fray a few times and challenged some of the ideas. That helps make for a richer discussion. Dromero had some good, basic suggestions, such as making everyone pay, reducing the number of bus stops, and keeping the facilities cleaning.
I will review the suggestions and respond with my own thoughts and notes. In the meantime, if you haven't yet had a chance, read all the suggestions. And it's not too late to add your own. You folks are very sharp!