Today’s Headlines

  • CTA/CDOT to Push for 4.5-Mile, Center-Running BRT Route With Lane Removal on Ashland (WBEZ)
  • Woman Charged With DUI After Crash Kills Two People Changing Tire on SW Side (Tribune, ABC, FOX)
  • CTA Ridership Up 2.4% Overall, 4.2% on Trains (CTA Tattler)
  • Companies Are Psyched About Potential Partnerships for Red and Purple Line Construction (Tribune)
  • Study Shows Riding Transit Instead of Driving Has Positive Effect on Health (RedEye)
  • Arlington Heights Woman Dies in Crash Near United Center (Tribune)
  • Active Trans Survey Shows CTA Riders Want More Shelters, Arrival Screens (WBEZ)
  • Opposition Grows to “Asia on Argyle” Sign at Red Line Stop (DNA)
  • New Coffee and Sandwich Shop Debuts at Tinley Park Metra Station (Southtown)
  • Video From the January Kidical Mass Ride (Ding Ding Let’s Ride)

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