When Chicago was hit with almost 20 inches of snow on Super Bowl Sunday, the CTA rail system kept moving, even the six rail lines that don’t run overnight. The CTA ran cars on those lines to clear now in preparation for the Monday morning commute on Feb. 2.
Meanwhile, Boston has been hit with four substantial snowfalls since Jan. 23, and Boston’s venerable T train line has shut down three times in that time span due to disabled trains and the wintry conditions.
So what’s the difference?
The CTA has invested in new rail cars, while the Boston’s MBTA knew its cars needed new motors, but never made that investment.
Now, certainly things weren’t perfect on the CTA the day after our big snowstorm, but at least the system was running – unlike the three shut downs in the Boston system.
Read about how the CTA prepares for winter weather. Photos below from the CTA.
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