At a Wednesday press conference in the CTA's Blue Line subway just north of Randolph, CTA President Ron Huberman led a press demonstration of the agency's latest innovation.
"We had begun to exceed our capacity for rush hour passengers," Huberman explained. "We've been studying the changes airlines are making to address their own critical problems, and we thing we can take it that extra step.
By basically "shucking" riders out of the confinement of "L" cars, we can place them on fast-moving, continuous conveyors. Combined with the simple act of reducing the volume of weight we have to carry by removing unnecessary passenger body parts, we will satisfy the exploding demand for rush-hour capacity, slash capital costs, help make Chicago the world's greenest city by consuming a lot less energy, and provide our riders the kind of speed and reliability that they deserve."
At the same press conference, Huberman announced a ambitious marketing plan centered around the CTA's new slogan, "The CTA - What Other Choice Do You Have?"
All seats to be removed from CTA "L" cars.