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CTA To Try Seat-Free Cars During Rush Hour

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jul 16, 2008 9:09PM

2008_7_16.standup.jpgThe CTA will use new, seat-free cars during rush hour on the Brown Line starting this fall. The preliminary plan is to have two (out of eight) cars be seatless, so don't fret, lazies.

From the Trib:

Stripping out all the seats from some train cars is not the CTA's preference in terms of customer service, [CTA President Ron] Huberman said. But with ridership increasing each month—in large part because of soaring gasoline prices and a new requirement to provide free rides to senior citizens—the transit agency is unable to afford more service.

Cuddle party! [Trib, photo of a crowded Red Line train bySupafly]