Inventing problems that don't exist
And in the process, creating even more problems.
South Side train service: Commuters want equal access to Metra's Electric stops and the South Shore Line
First of all, you must understand that the Metra Electric main line and NICTD South Shore trains run on exactly the same tracks north of Kensington. Second, you must understand that South Shore trains and express Metra Electric trains make almost exactly the same stops.
OK, do you understand this? Do you understand that if you came to visit me (at either my home or my office, in fact), you could sit in the window all day long and watch both Metra Electric and South Shore trains running back and forth at regular intervals, and note that no South Shore and only some Metra trains stop at the station right outside the building and that sometimes a South Shore train and a Metra Electric train headed in the same direction will pass within minutes if not seconds of each other, and, furthermore, also quite possibly deduce that nobody on the platform appears to be bothered by any of this?
Because if you understand this, then you, like me, will probably fail to understand why SOUL is so outraged by some imaginary lack of commuter trains along the old Illinois Central corridor that they've persuaded State Senator Kwame "Banning Texting While Driving is Racist" Raoul to introduce infuriatingly asinine legislation that would actually serve to worsen transit between the south side and downtown.
I think the RTA ought to call that bluff and lobby to have the bill passed as written.