I laughed and then was amazed that a guy actually wrote (and the Trib published) a letter to the editor suggesting that the "entire CTA system could be shut down and the $3,500 annual public
subsidy per commuter could be better spent by giving it directly to
low- and moderate-income residents to help them pay for their own
automobiles or taxi fares."
Are you serious? People should be encouraged to stop driving, and that's what these government subsidsies are for.