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Some of Metra’s railcars are 63 years old. “They’re eligible for Medicare in a couple of years,” joked Metra CEO Don Orseno ruefully.

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Too many sucking the funds at the top. No money for infrastructure. When things fall apart we will just raise the fees. One reason our roads are not being fixed is because the tax money is being siphoned off by public transportation. Let them pay the full bill for the services and see how much longer they are in business.


Of course people with cars furnished by taxpayers are going to be in favor of a 30-cent hike in the gas tax and a 50 percent hike in registration fees. Soak taxpayers at the pump, and soak taxpayers who furnish the vehicles.