CTA Checked by Forces of Nature
By Alicia Dorr in News on Mar 10, 2006 5:32PM
Showing its complete faith in the accuracy of weather reports, the CTA postponed impending Brown Line closures due to rain and a chance of rain.
Unless there's inclement weather every weekend from now on, Kimball and Francisco will still have to be closed for the extensive Brown Line renovation project. The closures have been giving businesses off the stops headaches because the closures have or will cut down drastically on foot traffic and business. Even though the CTA will give free advertising to them until the project is finished the owners of these shops have to be doing some serious rain dances now.
And just so you know, crazy Kruesi apparently knows how much the CTA is pissing people off because he basically warned the board not to screw the project up. Actually, he said, "If we have a hiccup, it's going to reverberate very quickly." We don't know if stopping the show on account of weather counts as a hiccup...or really what that even means.
Either way, fear of Mother Nature's wrath staved off the inevitable for one more week. Now if only Father Time could get the trains to run on schedule.