The latest CTA “doomsday” budget has been revealed (read it here, PDF), and the Trib edit board had an immediate reaction… sure?: “It’s not pretty, but it represents a thoughtful and responsible plan for dealing with a $300 million shortfall blamed mostly on a poor economy.”

There are some interesting and reasonable-seeming caveats, though you should also read Ramsin Canon at Gapers Block on the CTA-union conflict, which will be an ongoing element. But I was curious how other metropolises with notable public transportation systems have been faring during the poor economy.