Hear the CTA Tattler on WGN Radio Thursday chat about when "stuff happens"

Your very own CTA Tattler will talk about the CTA’s “when things go wrong” campaign at 11:35 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Jan. 24) on the Turi Ryder Show on WGN radio – 720 on your AM dial.

We’ll be chatting about my Wednesday post, in which I described the CTA’s efforts to explain why “stuff happens” – the common events on both rail and bus that cause delays, and thus anger riders. These include:

We might even discuss some possible future entries on the CTA Web page, such as:

  • What can we do about that lady preacher who always warns I’m going to hell if I don’t repent right that second?
  • Can you explain why that big guy standing in the rear door of the bus won’t get the hell out of the way?

You’re welcome to add some other events in comments that you would like to have the CTA explain.

Talk to you soon!



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  • Robert Feder points out that a valid question is whether Turi lives in Chicago or California. Maybe she is more interested in the SF Muni or BART (not Simpson)*. If you go to Tribune Tower, you can report whether she is actually there.

    *Sort of like Greg Jarrett referring to Devin St. in Chicago (I guess near the Loyola stop).

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    Sorry I missed it. I think the campaign is a great idea! Thank you for letting us know about it.

  • In reply to PR in RP:

    Your signin proves that it is exactly what I said in the previous post--PR with no substance.

    Maybe PR (as in public relations) will answer why there were 3 big disruptions on the Loop L after a signal project was supposedly completed. Or the stuff Matt correctly mentioned yesterday.

    At some point, some of the populace is going to stop believing PR.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack, you seem to be confusing "PR in RP" with "PR for CTA." I really don't think PR in RP has anything to do with public relations for the CTA, so I think you need to back off.

  • In reply to Kevin O’Neil:

    I didn't say anything about PR for the CTA, other than being under an obligation to explain the 3 failures.

    But I assume that PR in RP means Public Relations in Rogers Park. Maybe it is Paul Rudd in Rogers Park instead, but that's the only inference I got from the sign in.

    But I guess that Steve Mayberry is getting touchy, too.

  • In reply to jack:

    I think you're taking a big leap to think that PR in RP has anything to do with public relations.

  • In reply to Kevin O’Neil:

    It may be Patricio Rodriguez in in Richton Park, too. But I'll stick on my inference, more than your conclusion that I was talking about someone at the CTA rather than someone generally in PR.

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