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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Chicago: O'Hare's ATS tram

The kids are looking forward to the afternoon errand today. We will be pretending ye olde family van is a big ol' taxi and zipping over to O'Hare to do pick-up duty. First question out of the mouth of the train lover: "Can we ride the train?" The train to him is the people-mover that scoots travelers from the long-term economy lots into the airport's terminals 1,2,3, and 5. Particularly fun for him is getting into the first car and watching the "Airport Transit System" move along the tracks from an engineer's-eye view. It's a brief ride of just 10 minutes if you stay on the route from end to end and free, aside from parking fees. Trains, planes, and automobiles, kids! 

For O'Hare's map of the ATS's route, click here

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