The folks who run Prague’s Ropid transit system are looking into setting aside a certain car on trains there so singles can mingle and find love during their commute.
Which makes me wonder – could that work here on the CTA? I guess it would be kind of like Metra’s “quiet car” but in reverse.
Here’s what a Ropid spokesperson told Reuters:
Spokesman Filip Drapal said the initiative was one of the activities the city-owned company hoped would lure people out of their cars and onto public transportation.
“We want to emphasize that public transport is not only a means of travel but that you can do things there that you cannot do in your car,” he told Reuters.
Well, it’s that last last sentence that already has me a little worried about bringing the idea to the CTA’s Red Line. It seems like there already are a bunch of folks doing things in CTA rail cars that they cannot do in an automobile.
I’ll let you think about that and possibly list those activities in comments.
Meanwhile, this reminds me of a post I did back in 2008: Happy First Anniversary to CTA Wedding Couple. While the couple didn’t get married on the CTA, they did use the Blue Line and Pink Line as their limo in transporting guests to their reception. (See their photo below.)
Have you met your loved one on the CTA? Let us know your romantic story.