Transit's new one letter word
June 3, 2016
From time to time, all of us have healthy disagreements at work. It’s part of the job! RTA Communications Director Susan Massel and I have long disagreed about how to write about CTA elevated trains. She says it should be ‘L’ and I said it should be El (for elevated of course.). As you can see, tempers can flare.
Today, we are both proven wrong. As usual, it takes a journalist to find the truth. Robert Feder reported earlier this week that the Associated Press has made the final call. It is, simply, L.
Feder reports that among more than 240 new and modified entries, the just-released 2016 AP Stylebook formalizes “L” as the accepted spelling for the Chicago Transit Authority train system.
One more mystery solved.
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