When I saw the Tribune and Sun-Times reports Friday about the CTA buying two electric buses to test on the mean streets of Chicago, I thought to myself, "That's not news. We wrote about that late last year."
And for once, my memory was right. CTA Tattler and the major dailies indeed had reported in October about the $2.2 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to cover the cost of two 35-to-40-foot electric buses and the electric-charging equipment.
It turns out that the real news Friday was that the CTA board formally amended it capital budget and authorized the purchase of the buses.