Dear Sir,

It comes to my attention that Mayor Daley has picked the wrong people to run the CTA [“You Can’t Get There From Here,” September 5]. Half the time the new machines do not work properly. Many other people are having the same difficulties. Doing away with the conductors has left older people open to crime by the troublemakers of our society.

Spending CTA dollars on outside assistance was just a plain waste of money. The CTA has good employees. Why not let them give some suggestions?

Mr. Mayor, when it comes to building up Chicago, you have done an excellent job. But you personally should go through what the average Chicagoan goes through on a daily basis. You ride the CTA, and I will pay your fare. Then experience what your citizens experience.

I would appreciate an answer to my above comments by the mayor.

Stuart Perelman

W. Lunt