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Riders offer names for universal transit fare card

In Tuesday's column, Going Public asked riders what they would name a card that could be used on Metra, Pace and CTA. Last week, Gov. Quinn signed legislation that requires a universal fare card by 2015.

Here are rider suggestions:

>> Dory Kerstin, 54, of the south suburbs: "ChicaGO."

>> Carley Smelser, 50, of Lakeview: "The Public's Illinois Transportation System (The PITS)"

>> John P. Keating Jr., 77, of the Near North Side: "The Windy"

>> Allan Mellis: "OnePass"

>> Mike Payne "The ChiCard"

>> Michael Hetrick: "The Ridin' Dirty card!"

>> Armando Espinoza: "It's About Time Card"

>> Emma Rodgriguez: "CT ME ON PACE"

>> Sharon Pearson: "Universal Transit"

>> Tim Jameson: "The ChiLine"

>> Susan Amati: "Uni-card"

>> Jen Smith: "The Mace card." Metra+Pace+what's needed to ride CTA nowadays

>> Gerardo Bernaldez: "I-Trans"

>> Phil Melcher: "3-way on the RTA!" "Excuse me can I have a 3-way on the RTA card"

>> Dave Sorrell: "Mace." Or the "oh sh*t" pass...because if you ever commute, you'd be saying that at least three times daily.

>> James Hough: "The ONE Card." Oh, wait...

>> Larry Brown: "A liver." 'Cause thats what it's gonna cost

>> Connie Myles: "The Trans Pass"

>> Michael Mlekowski: "Multipass." Design them to look like the Multipass from The Fifth Element

>> Michael Messinger: "Tri-Pass or Trident"

>> Enrique Camacho Jr: "Chica-go Card." (Chicagoland's too long.)

>> Carlos Capistran: "LoLiPops." Land of Lincoln Passes.

>> Carmella Sullivan: I see "Problems Ahead Card"

>> Luis Leal: "The Windy City Fare Card"

>> Ebony Daley: "Tri-Chicago Pass"

>> Bobby Hillman: "Menage-a-Transit"

>> Matthew Lewis: "The M- tran card." Just cause.

>> Joshua Arnold: "Multipass"

>> Maggie Fehring: "Metropolis Transit Card." "Go Chicago Card." "Universal Transit Card." "Chicago Area Ride." (CAR, hehe it's funny because you probably don't have a car if you use the CAR card.)

>> David Pantoja: "The 1 card/chicago 1 card." "The no car card!" City and suburbs all in one card!

>> Karen Mukey Burks: "MPC Fare card"

>> Christopher Jutton: "Transit+Plus"

>> AirRun Mobile: "chicaGO"

>> Reynaldo Sustaita: "The UTC" (universal transit card), "UCC" (universal Chicago card), "The Metro card"

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