In an effort to save the Chicago $1 million, city employees who have to travel on the job will be required to use public transportation when possible instead of being reimbursed for use of their personal car.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a press release Saturday “that the preferred method of travel for employees once they have begun their work day is the CTA. If this is not feasible due to location, timing, or security reasons employees will have to provide reasoning on reimbursement forms.”
This is a smart move, but probably only feasible for those whose travel takes them to the Loop or the near South, West and North Side. Otherwise, they won’t be very efficient with the large service gaps in mid-day bus and rail schedules. Times will tell if the city truly gets the expected savings from this move.