Two of the downsides of the RTA’s taking over the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad commuter trains were liquid in nature.
First the RTA’s Metra did away with the water stations.
Thirsty on a Metra train.
Now cups, no water.
Second to go were the bar cars.
They were smoky, so had no appeal for me, but one could buy beer and, I think, wine.
The result was that commuters purchased alcohol at the station before boarding their train to go home at night.
Now the legislature has passed and the Governor signed House Bill 3878.
It repealed the the Railroad Intoxicating Liquor Act.
The law dates back to 1935 and 1973-4.