Today’s Headlines

  • Quinn Names a Panel to Reform Regional Transit, Which Is a Tall Order (Crain’s, ABC)
  • Governor Wants to Eliminate Salaries for Transit Board Members (Sun-Times)
  • Red Line Rehab Is Chugging Along (CBS)
  • Woman Gardening Killed When Boy Gets in Driver’s Seat, Accidentally Hits Gas (NBC)
  • Businesses Say They’re Opening on Ashland to Take Advantage of BRT (Patch)
  • August 20 Workshop Will Brainstorm Ways to Make Clark More People-Friendly (DNA)
  • Blackhawks Parade Was CTA’s Second-Highest Ridership Day (RedEye)
  • Ventra Info Session in Boystown Wednesday (DNA)
  • Ventra Twitter Feed Gets “Hashjacked” (DNA)
  • Active Trans PSA Uses Emoticons to Highlight Danger of Distracted Driving (Active Trans)

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  • Fred
  • CL

    Because it wasn’t in Chicago — but thanks for the link, that was interesting. Both cyclists mentioned in the article only got probation and community service, even though one ran a red light. Of course many drivers have also received probation for similar “accidents” — sentencing is messed up everywhere.

  • CL

    The Ventra tweets directed at “ladies” were weird. Introducing your new transit payment system, with cheeky tweets telling women what to wear to work.

  • Guest

    Does anyone else find it funny that Mike’s Furniture keeps complaining about truck loading, when they could easily load from the alley? In fact, that’s what they were doing when this Google aerial was taken…

  • Al Lux

    I would have like to have seen at least one person from the academic community on Quinn’s regional transit reform panel.

    I am surprised with myself at how disillusioned I have become over regional transit planning, finance, and management after the Metra debacle.

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