The CTA had already put out to bid the printing of 15 K9 dog trading cards as part of its “See Something, Say Something” safety campaign. But then Fox Chicago News brought it to the attention of CTA President Richard Rodriguez, who curbed those printed doggies.
“We could have done a better job of vetting it, kind of cooking it before we put it out,” Rodriguez told Fox Chicago. “Given the condition the environment’s in right now, that the economy’s in right now (we should ask) is this something we really want to spend money on?”
The cards would have been distributed by police canine
officers as part of the CTA’s safety campaign. They were to have been paid for by Homeland Security funding.
Yellow Line service suspended. Bus shuttle service will run in place of the Yellow Line from 11:30 pm Friday to 3:30 am Monday, due to construction of the new rail station at Oakton Street.