Republican for U. S. Senator
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Chicago, IL 60611-4723
ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT/DAYBOOK EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE
U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN PROPOSES THAT CTA BE PUT UNDER FEDERAL COURT SUPERVISION
NTSB REPORT ALLOWS “INCOMPETENT AND UNACCEPTABLE” MANAGEMENT TO CONTINUE CONTROL, MARTIN SAYS
(CHICAGO)(September 12, 2007) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a news conference Wednesday, September 12th at 5:00 P.M. to propose that the CTA file for federal court bankruptcy reorganization.
“The time to face reality is now upon us. While the clown princes of the Illinois legislature posture and postulate in Springfield, the NTSB report on the 2006 Blue Line crash has confirmed that every passenger who rides the CTA endangers his or her life. Enough is enough. I ride the Blue Line. I want action. I want to live.
“Bankruptcy reorganization would allow the court to implement pension reform, and to implement safety recommendations as a priority. Once the CTA is in bankruptcy, maybe then the politicians will wake up and do the right thing. In the meantime, the public should be protected, and every day that nothing happens the public continues at risk.
“The CTA has an ‘Office of Inspector General.’ Who is he, or she? What has he or she been doing? Absolutely nothing. Expecting the moribund, patronage-ridden CTA to reform itself is unrealistic. The Daley-Durbin machine is interested in patronage and self-promotion, not protecting the public. A federal receivership is the only way to implement reforms, and to protect the traveling and taxpaying public, now,” Martin will state.
Thursday, Martin authored a column arguing that the CTA’s “Doomsday” campaign is a joke: http://www.contrariancommentary.com/community/Home/tabid/36/mid/366/newsid366/140/Default.aspx
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
WHERE: Southeast corner of State Street and
Chicago Avenue, CTA entrance
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:00 P.M.
WHAT: Andy Martin proposes to put the CTA
under federal court supervision
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124
Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Martin covers regional, national and world events with forty years of personal experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Comments? E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Web sites: ContrarianCommentary.com.