I would love to use public transportation to get to my job.
A bus nearby would get me to the electric line in the chicago area to board in Richton park. An hour and twenty minutes later I could switch trains and head to naperville. After that hour and twenty minute ride I could walk three blocks to work.
Or I can drive for forty minutes and get to work.
I would love to actually move to naperville, but when I bought my house at a fantastic price (it was worth 40 thousand more than I agreed to pay for it) I can't actually sell it cause I'm 60 thousand in the hole due to the market crash.
I can't get a job locally that pays a living wage, crook county has made sure not only to overtax, but to actually chase businesses away. So either I commute or lose everything.
The mass transit system in the chicago area sucks. Unless you manage to live in the city itself, and work in the city itself it's worthless. It would fold overnight if it couldn't tax all the collar counties that can't use the system anyway.
It's a collosal mess and money pit. Just like everything that Chicago runs.