Chicago Transit Authority Doing Little To Improve

12/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago officials talk--and so far it's mostly a lot of talk--about the need to shape up the CTA in time for the city to possibly host the 2016 Olympics.

On the state level, elected officials who repeatedly shirked their responsibility to replace crumbling transportation infrastructure in Illinois are now talking, too--perhaps over-optimistically--that the Barack Obama presidency will do much of the heavy lifting.

But elsewhere, most notably on the West Coast, action in the voting booth once again has spoken louder than hollow words.

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