Here we go again. In 10 days, the money dries up and huge numbers of buses and trains will stop running. Unbelievably, we were just in this situation two months ago, when the governor and legislators passed a temporary funding fix and assured us they'd hash out an agreement to fund Chicago area mass transit. Will a new funding measure be signed into law by Jan. 20? How would a public transit shutdown affect you?
Enough with the Chicken Little rhetoric. No doubt the political leaders will come up with another solution at the 11th hour. The House on Wednesday passed two bills, the Senate is working on legislation of its own, and the governor is ready to test the limits of the state Constitution by creatively amending whatever bill makes it to his desk to sign.
How worried are you that mass transit might actually shut down? Do you use buses or trains as part of your commute? What do you think is the fair and correct solution to fund public transit in the Chicago area?