Why does CTA® prohibit eating on “L” cars but have concessions in stations that sell food?

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Why does CTA® prohibit eating on “L” cars but have concessions in stations that sell food?

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In Fall 2005, there were 71 concession stands at 63 rail stations, according to the CTA®. Eight of those stations had two concession stands.The CTA’s® intent is for people to either by food as they leave the station and take it with them, or for customers to eat their purchases either as they wait for their train or put it away and eat it when they get off the train. CTA® Chairwoman Carole Brown addressed the issue on her blog on September 9, 2005, saying:”We want you to enjoy your cup of coffee on the train platform or while waiting for your bus (or after you leave the train or bus), but food-related spills and trash create a mess that makes the ride unpleasant for other customers. And it also costs the CTA money. For example, each year the CTA spends about $2,800 per rail car to clean up trash (food wrappers, newspapers, coffee spills, etc. Note: coffee with cream and sugar is one of the most costly spills to clean-up). That’s between 5 and 10 cents of every full $1.75 fare.

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In Fall 2005, there were 71 concession stands at 63 rail stations, according to the CTA®. Eight of those stations had two concession stands. The CTA’s® intent is for people to either by food as they leave the station and take it with them, or for customers to eat their purchases either as they wait for their train or put it away and eat it when they get off the train. CTA® Chairwoman Carole Brown addressed the issue on her blog on September 9, 2005, saying: “We want you to enjoy your cup of coffee on the train platform or while waiting for your bus (or after you leave the train or bus), but food-related spills and trash create a mess that makes the ride unpleasant for other customers. And it also costs the CTA money. For example, each year the CTA spends about $2,800 per rail car to clean up trash (food wrappers, newspapers, coffee spills, etc. Note: coffee with cream and sugar is one of the most costly spills to clean-up). That’s between 5 and 10 cents of every full $1.75 fare. Holdin

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