No Take Home Cars?
Looking to cut costs at a time the mass-transit agency is strapped for cash, CTA President Richard Rodriguez says he'll take away employees' free take-home cars.
The agency has been providing 68 employees with "company cars" that they can take home, at no cost to them.
Those who have been getting the perk include 38 upper-level managers who make more than $100,000 a year.
- 25 District Commanders in case of emergency situations
- 25 District Tactical Lieutenants in case of an emergency Search Warrant or an emergency Overtime slip has to be signed
- 5 Deputy Chiefs at the Areas
- Patrol Group A and B Chiefs
- Deputy Superintendent
- and the attached units, like TRU, MSF and others.
Oh the hell with it, let's name some of the other units
- CAPS Directors, Chiefs and others? CAPS is dead - didn't they get the memo?
- Management and Labor Affairs Section? What they hell would they need a car for? In case an emergency contract comes up? We haven't had a contract in two years...big emergency that is.
- Finance Division? Hahahaha
- Special Events? You're killing us here - aren't special events planned months, even years in advance?
- IAD Sergeants? Sorry, but there isn't an emergency big enough to waste take home cars on these positions. Same thing for any CO who might have a car - airports, mounted, marine, etc.
No one working at 35th Street should have a take home car unless they're wearing 3 stars or better. Everyone else should have access to a pool of vehicles if they need to conduct official business. Claim mileage and buy gas like the rest of us during these "tough times." Maybe the media could follow a few exempts around and see what "official business" is actually being conducted with these vehicles?
The head of the CTA got front page treatment for cutting 68 cars. We'll bet J-Fed would love to get some big headlines for eliminating 200 take home cars.
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