Monday, May 20, 2019

GET ME REWRITE: Chicago's ritzy North Shore suburbs kill Hiawatha expansion

Reported in Illinois Kills Hiawatha Expansion.  (Urban Milwaukee, 5/14/2019)
WisDOT announced in March that the line had record ridership in 2018, with 858,000 riders representing a 3.6 percent increase over 2017 ridership. Ridership has doubled since 2003. The train, which runs between Milwaukee and Chicago with stops at General Mitchell International Airport, Sturtevant and Glenview, is the busiest passenger train line in the Midwest and one of the 10 busiest routes in the Amtrak system.

According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use use 'ritzy' occurred in 1920.

Other coinages from the same year include:
  1. customize
  2. retribalize
  3. fetishize
  4. plotz
  5. Ponzi scheme
  6. recapitalization
  7. schizoid

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