The CTA marked the 10th aniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with special ribbons festooning rail cars, poignant notes on message boards at stations, and increased security.
I saw two bomb-sniffing dogs working at Sox/35th before the White Sox lost 7-3 to the Indians. And police presence was strong at the Roosevelt Road stattion on the Red Line for the Bears home opener victory.
Meanwhile, it seems the biggest 9/11 legacy for the CTA is increased video surveillance, particularly at rail stations. The CTA used more than $22 million in Homeland Security funds to outfit all stations with about a dozen platform cameras and more in the boarding areas.
Those cameras have led to a number of arrests, and that’s a good thing. This weekend police released of photo from the Howard station of two men wanted in the murder of a disabled man walking on Howard Street in Evanston.
Here’s hoping the photo leads to their arrest.
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