Here are the results of recent quick poll questions that CTA Tattler readers weighed in on.
Free rides for seniors?
This poll drew well over 1,000 participants, and by a slim margin, Tattler readers think we should bring back the old days and let all seniors ride for half-price at all times. About 31% agree with that statement, while 29% feel there should be free rides for senior citizens below a certain income; all other seniors should pay half fare. Read the full polling results.
Quiet car on CTA trains?
There was a very close vote on whether the CTA should feature a "quiet car" -- no phones, and whispered conversations. I gave limited options on this vote. And about 48% voted no, "that's just silly," while a surprising (to me) slim majority said: "Sure, but just on the first car of an eight-car train."
Car usage among Tattler readers
I suppose it's not too surprising that a plurality of CTA Tattler readers (39%) reports that they "take public transit daily; use car on weekends." Another 30% say the "don't own a car; use public transit; occasional rental car." (The latter is me). I was a little surprised to see that almost 20% "don't own a car; use public transit; never drive."
It's all interesting stuff.