Prof Johnson Interviewed by Sun-Times regarding Metra DissatisfactionMarch 17, 2014
The Chicago Sun-Times interviewed Tim Johnson, director of the Survey Research Lab in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, on the validity of a recent Metra customer survey that indicated that 40 percent of riders were dissatisfied.
WLS-AM 90 also ran the story.
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