This is a huge pet peeve of mine. It makes the bus driver have to wait longer before moving, and more importantly, it pisses me off. That’s why it’s my latest CTA Pet Peeve.
Why is it that every Tom, Dick and Harry feels that the only way off the bus is through the front door? I mean, I understand if the Tom, Dick or Harry is a little old lady sitting near the front of the bus. But we’re talking about young, healthy individuals.
Are these people actually afraid of exiting the rear door? Does it take some ungodly amount of athleticism to step down to the street?
Maybe if people moved towards the rear of the bus in the first place, they’d feel more inclined to get off in the back.
Could ticketing be another way to fund CTA upgrades for a Chicago 2016 Olympics Games…?