I looked at just a three-hour stretch on Twitter late Tuesday to see how the topic of CTA service cuts was trending in tweets. Here's what I found. Hot stuff! Generally, people are not happy. And who can blame them.
Colin_Parsons CTA is really letting me down with these "less frequent" bus routes. The trains are packed too. What gives?
Here's someone who wants to see the operators union do a slowdown:
JessyBunny Off to watch my kulit bowl :) ...I really dislike CTA bus drivers, you're ahead of the tracker slow your roll!
And this person dislikes slow rollers:
DLuangrath Can CTA bus #121 move any slower?!! Who laid off the regular driver!
thecrapper f**k you CTA. I sure am witnessing train ride reduction. 4 redline trains northbound to 1 redline southbound in the past 15 minutes
She's happy with Bus Tracker:
janet4wl55m1 riding the 148 home. CTA bustracker works like a charm. do airlines offer such real-time updates?
cahi0033 Public transit in Chicago is no longer a viable option for reliable mobility since CTA budget cuts.
And how about something different -- you all "Tweet" in comments with your own experiences or observations. Of course, that means 140 characters or less. There's no character counter, but you can see the average length above.
C'mon Jack, MK, et al. I know you're up for the short challenge!