A Facebook friend posted this as her update on Tuesday:
saw a man standing on the hand rails in the “warming booth” at the Belmont station this morning. His head and hands up were up in the heat lamps. As I was wondering why they even put hand rails in those booths, he bounced down holding a paper plate with a slice of pizza. Now wondering if THAT’S why they put the handrails there.
Four CTA employees fired in wake of derailment. And in other totally unrelated, the four CTA employees who had been suspended for their roles in the Green Rail derailment last month have now been fired, ABC7 News reports.
Their union is beefing the firings, saying the CTA is liable for the derailment. Umm, OK, let’s see now. A motorman runs through a stop signal. Another motorman in last car tries to back out of a bad situation and the train derails. And the CTA is liable. Union President Robert Kelly: Please explain.