Chicago's 'L' Train Gets New Branch: The Pink Line
MICHELE NORRIS, Host:
School kids were asked to send in suggestions for the new name. Silver, gold and pink were their choices. But it was the CTA that made the final selection. We got a small sampling of opinion on the matter from the streets of Chicago today.
ANDREA CORTEZ: Andrea Cortez. I think they could've come up with like a better color, maybe? Because it seems so childlike and I don't know, that's not what I associate the train with.
SHAWN DAVIS: Oh, it don't matter to me. I don't care if it's pink, brown, gray, long as it get me here before eight o'clock. Long as it be moving. I'm Shawn Davis.
COLLEEN FERRELL: I'm Ferrell, Colleen Ferrell. Pink is my favorite color. My blouse is pink, my nails are pink, my underwear's pink. It should be called the Pink Line. It's a beautiful thing.
JERRY ALVAREZ: There goes the neighborhood! Jerry Alvarez.
FERRELL: And Colleen, a firm believer in pink.
ALVAREZ: The color pink. It's not a manly color. Blue is a manly color. I won't be riding the Pink Line. The people look at me wrong. Wrong impression then.
NORRIS: People on the streets of Chicago, expressing their opinions about the CTA's Pink Line.
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