[yapc] Elevated trains? What will they come up with next?

Andrew Moore amoore at mooresystems.com
Fri Jun 23 09:32:53 PDT 2006

On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 11:03:02AM -0500, Joshua ben Jore wrote:
> Are any of those listed places near the O'Hare (where I care about) or
> Midway (where Gregary cares about)? It didn't even occur to me that
> this visitor pass would need to be purchased in advance and remotely.
> I figured this was something a person could just buy at a kiosk like
> other transit fare.

I always buy mine from the kiosk in the airport. I've done it in
Midway, and I see that the page:
http://www.transitchicago.com/maps/fares.html#outlet lists O'Hare,
too. You can do it any time of the day, and according to the page,
those things take credit cards, too. I plunk in cash, though. It's
usually a different machine at the end of the line of fare machines. I
figured it out right the first time, and I'm usually a dolt when it
comes to these things.

I do it every time I'm in Chicago and think it's well worth the
convenience, even if I end up not riding much and it ends up costing
an extra $1 or so. Plus, it encourages me to cruise around and see
different parts of the city.

But, on one occasion (I think it was a Sunday evening), the kiosk at
Midway was either out of cards or out of service. I just bought a
regular transit card for $2 or whatever.


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