We wondered about this a few months ago. According to a Sun-Times report today, it looks like the CTA is getting positive feedback from moms and other riders who appreciate the extra room on the new seatless cars.
The CTA began testing the train cars Sept. 12 on Brown Line trains during rush hour. 12 to 14 seats were removed from the cars to accommodate an extra 20 standing riders during rush hour.
The report suggests the transit agency may add more seatless cars to the Blue Line and Orange Line to assist passengers who are traveling with luggage to and from O'Hare and Midway airports.