Governor holds up transit funding to ...

Governor holds up transit funding to get free rides for seniors

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Governor holds up transit funding to get free rides for seniors. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

State lawmakers today passed a bill to fund Chicago-area mass transit with a sales tax increase, but Gov.

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uncta rider

Willowbrook, IL

#1 Jan 10, 2008
if they want to give seniors free ride let them prove that they cannot afford it. stop raising my taxes I don't ride the cta let the riders pay. give me free gas and then i will agree to have the cta use the tax dollars for mass tranist.

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 10, 2008
God bless you, Governor. Some people I know outside of the USA say that Americans throw away our elderly. They say that we do not place any value on the poeple that built our country. I say this is a baby step, but a step in showing others that we do value our pioneers. Thank you!
Just Browsing-Chicago

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 10, 2008
The reduced fare cards for seniors,$.85 with 15 cents for two transfers is fair enough. I am a senior and I think this is more than fair. I can ride downtown, do my errands and return on the same fare card within two hours. Why do I think Elmer Fudd is using this to hold up the funding for the CTA? Just another ploy.

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