Here's how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would spend the city's share of money from a city-owned casino on CTA infrastructure, says a Tribune report:
- Replace 20 miles of "L" track each year to eliminate slow zones.
- Rebuild 10 miles of elevated track structure each year.
- Renovate 45 rail stations over five years.
And here's what Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said about that:
"You're putting the cart before the horse" and spending money you don't have.
OK, so how about if you folks could get together and figure out a capital spending plan you can all agree on. Talk about government inaction. It's certainly not in action.