It's been just two days since the CTA beefed up its social media presence with accounts on Twitter and Facebook, email and text service updates, and a separate online community where registered users can post comments on the 2012 budgets and other ideas.
However, the online community for sharing budget thoughts and other ideas had just 12 users and 14 ideas. One user has posted 11 of those 14 ideas. Call him a visionary.
The community is a harder sell since it requires people to post ideas, comment on them and vote on ideas. But I really thought it would do better. And it still might, though we are in the middle of budget hearings now.
So yes, we're in the middle of the budget hearings. What do you think of the next budget? Get over there, review ideas and submit some of your own. Or go to one of the two remaining public hearings. Both start at 6 p.m.:
Monday, Nov. 7
Chicago Transit Authority Headquarters
567 W. Lake Street
Thursday, Nov. 10
740 W. 63rd Street