Sean Flannery (hat tip to another Irishman) wrote me recently to share his own post on “How I will ride to Hell – the #22 Clark bus”. An excerpt from his post:
I ride the CTA everyday -which is Hell- and I have found its “special place”: The #22 Clark Bus.
If the Chicago Transit Authority had to take over Hell (which would be a minimal change in service),
I have no doubt that the serial killers would be sent to ride the #22, where one waits all day
for a bus that never shows, refusing -the whole time- to enter passing cabs
(or to even start walking) because you mistakenly think you see the lights of the next bus just
over the horizon.
And he reminds us that “The Clark Bus is so unreliable, the CTA could not add it to their
bus tracking website for several years because it crashed “the prediction algorithm.”
I love this photo/drawing he posted as his site.