In Tuesday's column, Going Public asked riders what they would name a card that could be used on Metra, Pace and CTA. Last week, Gov. Quinn signed legislation that requires a universal fare card by 2015.
Here are rider suggestions:
>> Dory Kerstin, 54, of the south suburbs: "ChicaGO."
>> Carley Smelser, 50, of Lakeview: "The Public's Illinois Transportation System (The PITS)"
>> John P. Keating Jr., 77, of the Near North Side: "The Windy"
>> Allan Mellis: "OnePass"
>> Mike Payne "The ChiCard"
>> Michael Hetrick: "The Ridin' Dirty card!"
>> Armando Espinoza: "It's About Time Card"
>> Emma Rodgriguez: "CT ME ON PACE"
>> Sharon Pearson: "Universal Transit"
>> Tim Jameson: "The ChiLine"
>> Susan Amati: "Uni-card"
>> Jen Smith: "The Mace card." Metra+Pace+what's needed to ride CTA nowadays
>> Gerardo Bernaldez: "I-Trans"
>> Phil Melcher: "3-way on the RTA!" "Excuse me can I have a 3-way on the RTA card"
>> Dave Sorrell: "Mace." Or the "oh sh*t" pass...because if you ever commute, you'd be saying that at least three times daily.
>> James Hough: "The ONE Card." Oh, wait...
>> Larry Brown: "A liver." 'Cause thats what it's gonna cost
>> Connie Myles: "The Trans Pass"