I know I’ve written this story before. It’s very familiar.
The state of Illinois is behind in its payments to the CTA. Illinois owes about $70 million, but the governor is promising the money will come before the end of the year. I sure hope so. Otherwise the CTA would have to amend its own budget, possibly leading more service cuts. It’s possible, but not likely.
The Tribune reports the RTA had to borrow money to keep operating because the state didn’t fork over the money it owed.
Last week of Holiday Train. With Christmas about a week away, the Holiday Train makes its last runs. Friday and Monday it rides the Red Line, then the Purple Line Tuesday and Yellow Line Wednesday. View the full schedule.