From today's Chicago Tribune...
CTA President Ron Huberman acknowledged Tuesday that he blew it when he dismissed the shutdown of elevated rail service downtown on July 3 as a mere 'inconvenience in the Loop.'
Huberman now believes the mechanical breakdown that left hundreds of riders stranded on overcrowded sweltering trains -- and another long service interruption on the Red Line last weekend -- were 'not inconveniences, but hardships.'
'We didn't communicate effectively or give people the reassurances they needed,' he said. "It was scary. Passenger needs took a back seat. I apologize to our riders."
When an emergency or any service disruption occurs, extra CTA staff will be sent to the scene to provide timely information about delays and, if possible, evacuate riders on stopped trains, Huberman said.
Everybody, all together now. One, two, three...
Bravo, Ron Huberman!
You're a smart and sexy man, but you know what makes a man even sexier? When he admits he made a mistake, says "I'm sorry" and works hard to not make that mistake again.
That's something we all should do more often. At least I should.
Thank you, Mr. Huberman, for your apology and for all your hard work in restoring and rebuilding the CTA. You inherited quite a mess, but if there is anyone in this city who can make our transit system strong again, it's you.
I was wondering...
Can I get a naked picture of you?
Or maybe just wearing a CTA vest and a smile?