Today’s Headlines

  • More Than 100K Chicago Card Users to Get Ventra in Mail This Week (Sun-Times)
  • Quinn Signs Bill Raising Speed Limit on Rural Highways to 70 MPH (Chicagoist)
  • U.S. Rep Lipinski: Allow Public Input in Regional Transit Reform Process (Tribune)
  • FHWA: Illinois Interstates Are the Fifth Busiest in the Nation (Tribune)
  • Cop who Suffered Heart Attack on Motorcycle Died From Injuries in Crash (Tribune)
  • CTA Plans to Overhaul Cars Used on Orange and Brown Lines (Tattler)
  • Sheridan Stop Wins “Crust Station” Contest for Grossest CTA Facility (RedEye)
  • Highland Park Bicycle Rules Amended to “Urge” Helmet Use by Kids Under 16 (Tribune)
  • Nearly New Bike Shop Relocates Out of Hotel Chateau Building (DNA)
  • Gallery: A Walk on the Bloomingdale Line (Curbed)

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  • Fred

    Just got an email about the Chicago Card Plus -> Ventra transition.

    It says: “You will receive an email from Ventra as soon as your card has been printed – this will occur over the next two weeks. Once that email arrives, you will receive your new Ventra Card within 7 to 10 business days..”

    Still no word on how to transition from a Ventra card to using my contactless credit card so I can carry one less thing in my wallet.

  • CL

    Sweet — 70 is really a better speed limit for interstates. I just drove halfway across the country, and it’s amazing how much smoother it is when everyone can just go 70 — there’s less passing because there isn’t as much variation. And a lot of people really do leave it at 70 or just under. I think the people who drive 80 were already driving 80 when it was 65.

    We just need to raise the speed limit on the Chicago Skyway. It’s like 45 for long stretches when everyone is going 65, and that much variation causes problems.

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