[Chicago Slices raw: Joe Cummings On Skokie Public Transportation]

SKOKIE 60076: JOE CUMMINGS examines Skokie transportation and rides CTA bus #97: Interviews with GLADYS GLAZER, MRS. JEAN BLITT, FRANK the bus driver, PAT HARRINGTON about her hair, and ANTHONY HARRIS, about his hat.

00:00Copy video clip URL Joe Cummings street interview with Parul. Is Skokie as easy place to move around in? (Yes.) They talk about the buses, trains, freeways.

00:53Copy video clip URL Joe talks with four high school/college kids about public transit in Skokie.

02:43Copy video clip URL Joe talks with an elderly woman by the tracks about the forms of public transportation she uses. How often do you ride the Skokie Swift?

04:58Copy video clip URL B-roll of the Swift train pulling from station.

05:40Copy video clip URL Video drop outs.

06:02Copy video clip URL CTA train pulls past camera into station.

06:22Copy video clip URL B-roll of people running, walking to catch the train.

06:32Copy video clip URL B-roll of the park & ride, buses.

06:46Copy video clip URL Interview with  Juliano and Julia about the pros and cons of public transportation in Skokie. Joe playfully talks with Julia who doe not want to be on camera.

08:38Copy video clip URL B-roll of Greyhound bus picking up passengers; b-roll of a bus sign.

09:14Copy video clip URL Continued interview with Juliano and Julia; Julia’s colorful shoes; grievances they have with Skokie’s public transportation.

13:57Copy video clip URL B-roll of Juliano and Julia boarding a CTA bus and the bus pulling away.

14:18Copy video clip URL Joe walks around a parked Greyhound bus and points out its various signs and travel stickers to camera. The bus pulls away.

15:02Copy video clip URL Street interview with Skokie Swift rider Don Kline who says the public transportation is good but could be improved. B-roll of Kline running to catch the train.

16:53Copy video clip URL Joe and videographer board a bus, talk to the driver. What’s your run? Where do you go? Is it a good run? Are there reduced buses on weekends? How long have you been driving?

19:47Copy video clip URL B-roll of the 97 bus to Skokie. Interview with one of the bus riders about why he prefers the 97.

22:02Copy video clip URL Street interview with Rich K. about public transportation and his routine: take the Swift, transfers to bus. He sums up Skokie’s public transportation as average.

24:59Copy video clip URL Street interview with Gladys Glazer and her experience with public transportation. What buses do you take?

25:40Copy video clip URL Video drop outs.

25:41Copy video clip URL Continued interview with Glazer. B-roll of Gladys boarding bus and the bus pulling away.

27:36Copy video clip URL Street interview with bus riders Gabriel Santana and Pat Harrington about how and why they use public transportation and how they get around Skokie. Are you happy with the transportation? (Yes, except on weekends.)

31:02Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Street interview with Nevada Youkhana about how simple it is for her to get around Skokie: Swift, bikes, buses.

34:43Copy video clip URL Street interview with commuter Anthony Harris telling how he gets to work each day.

35:58Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Stop/re-start digitizing.

37:05Copy video clip URL Street interview with Jean Blitt, how she gets around Skokie, the variety of buses she takes, what she likes about living in Skokie and how it has changed in 28-and-a-half years. She wishes there was a better selection of restaurants.

41:27Copy video clip URL B-roll of bus sign, bus stop, and bus pulling up. Blitt boards the bus and Joe talks with the driver, Frank. Video drop outs. On the bus, Joe gets to know Frank as he continues his route: how long Frank has been a driver, how long he’s lived in Skokie, the run he drives. Joe and videographer ride along with Frank as he continues his route. B-roll of driver at the wheel, the passengers, and more passengers boarding.

45:18Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Stop/re-start digitizing.

45:47Copy video clip URL Joe talks to various passengers on Frank’s bus. Do you ride the bus every day? Tell me about the driver? Is he nice? Passengers leave the bus. Joe continues interview with Frank as he drives. Why have you stayed so long? What do you like about driving in Skokie? What are the stresses of the job? B-roll of the bus interior.

50:29Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Frank talks about Skokie, his bus route and schedule, Jackie Gleason (his idol) his experience driving the bus for the Jackie Gleason movie Nothing in Common. Continued interview questions: How  do you keep your cool? When is the busiest time to drive?

53:41Copy video clip URL Video drop outs. Stop/re-start digitizing. Continued interview with Frank: What’s there to do in Skokie? Is there camaraderie among the bus drivers?

54:46Copy video clip URL Joe talks with passengers on Frank’s bus. The passengers agree Frank is the best bus driver they have.

56:28Copy video clip URL B-roll of  passengers, various passenger comments, praise for Frank and complaints about other drivers.

57:05Copy video clip URL  B-roll of Frank driving the bus, a point-of-view shot from front of bus driving along the street, passengers boarding the bus. Continued interview questions: How do you keep from getting bored? What’s the scariest incident you’ve ever had?

01:01:25Copy video clip URL Joe and videographer disembark the bus at Skokie Swift where their ride began.

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