Look whose back on the CTA

Look whose back on the CTA

Photo Credit: Unknown CTA Photographer

Well, well, well…I am back!!!! I actually missed writing this blog and sharing my CTA chronicles, so this is exciting for me. Back in September 2015, I moved from downtown into the Bronzeville area, and now I have many different bus and train routes that have provided me with many stories. Stay tuned, as I… Read More »

Of all the days to NOT have my headphones

Of all the days to NOT have my headphones

Photo Credit: Unknown CTA Photographer

Boarded the bus from 56th St, and ended up on the bus with tourists leaving the Museum of Science and Industry. Well, this older gentleman and his grandson boarded and sat behind me. He proceeded to read a story to his grandson from the time he sat down until the time he approached his stop… Read More »

Awkward

Awkward

Photo Credit: Trevor Logan, Jr.

So I am sitting in a 2-seater, in the outside seat, and someone recognizes the guy sitting in the inside seat. They say their hellos, and what I thought would be a brief exchange turned into a full length conversation. It is so awkward that they are speaking over me…as if I am not sitting… Read More »

Trust the bus stop signs

Trust the bus stop signs

Photo Credit: Ryan Bytes

Yesterday, I was waiting for the #6 Jackson Park Express from downtown on Polk St. and State St. Bus tracker said the bus would arrive in 4 minutes. Well, I wasted 2 minutes just standing there, but then I looked up at the sign, and the first bus listed was the #29 State Street…odd, because… Read More »

Extended buses are a must!!!

Extended buses are a must!!!

Photo Credit: So Cal Metro

Considering rush hour, the length of the route, and the number of passengers using this route, the #6 Jackson Park Express bus should always utilize the extended buses. 6 stops into the route, folks are taking up every empty space on the bus…packed in here like sardines. The sheer number of people that are passed… Read More »

Why me???

Why me???

Photo Credit: Unable to find original photographer to give credit. Image used across numerous websites and galleries.

I feel like I am being punished. This lady next to me on the bus has such bad morning breath and she is having an intense conversation on the phone. I am trying to resist the temptation to snatch her phone and throw it towards the front of the bus, but I don’t feel like… Read More »