This morning's Sun-Times "Ride" column featured a story about the homeless on the CTA. A few months back the CTA posted signs at Red and Blue Line terminals reminding passengers that continuous riding on a sign fare is prohibited. CTA officials said this was not directed at the homeless -- but homeless advocates fear it's a sign of a crackdown on homeless riders -- at a time when the number of homeless is growing.
There's an interesting discussion going on about this story in the comments section -- looking at both sides of the issue. I want to ask here on the blog -- what else can the CTA, or should the CTA do, to help the homeless on the system?