…or, at least some of its leaders are.
Here’s a nice little tidbit from today’s Chicago Tribune:
“Doug Arnot, Chicago’s bid committee operations chief, briefed Metra’s board on the city’s plans and urged officials to begin preparations, even though the wining bidder won’t be known for months.
“Chicago has the best public transit system of the competing cities, but service enhancements are needed, Arnot said.”
Mr. Arnot does know that his city is competing with Madrid and Tokyo for the 2016 summer Olympics? The former is expanding its subway system at an incredible speed, whereas the latter’s system serves 10 times as many daily riders as Chicago’s L. I like Chicago’s bid, but let’s be clear: its weak point is the city’s transportation network.
I’ll avoid pointing out the embarrasing spelling mistake above in the Tribune’s article.