Tuesday, January 15, 2008

CTA boss: Governor didn't ask me

Hmm running this by the man you were trying to help could have been a good idea so that, you know, he wouldn't be surprised. From The Sun-Times...

Gov. Blagojevich never discussed a plan to offer free rides for senior citizens with the head of the Chicago Transit Authority before making the idea public last week, the agency's chief said Monday.

CTA President Ron Huberman said he was concerned Blagojevich's proposal could scuttle final approval of a mass transit funding bill.

''The governor's office did not ask our opinion relative to the senior rides,'' he said in a telephone interview.

But Huberman stopped short of criticizing the governor and declined to say if the lack of prior knowledge upset him.

''We are very focused on seeing this legislation passed,'' he said.
This in response to the Governor's amendatory veto to transit legislation where the governor proposed giving seniors free rides on public transportation.

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