The Commuter Chronicles, Vol. 8: Resolutions

Jan 2, 2014

Erin Payton has been riding Chicago’s CTA rail system to and from work for 15 years.

After much soul searching, I give you my 2014 CTA New Year’s Resolutions

1. I resolve to throw my peanut shells and chicken bones in the garbage can. I know it’s easier to toss them on the floor of the train when I’m done eating, but I vow from now on to walk the extra 10 feet to the garbage can on the platform.


Was dubbed 'Ms. TV Guide' by family in 1981 when I could tell you any show's station and air date/time. Granted, there were only 3.5 stations back then but I was also in kindergarten. Now that we have 560 stations, I can only give you the listings for 65-70 stations. But I'm working on it.