Just in case it isn't obvious, evidence from way back in 2004 that Mayor Daley himself created "Doomsday":
CTA begs riders to protest cut
It's just his way to pass the buck up to the state and federal levels so that he doesn't have to pony up any money for transit. And who pays for Mayor Daley's Doomsday media blitz? You do, through the CTA's high-budget promotion of it.