Today’s Headlines

  • Customers Enjoy a Smooth, Fast Ride as Red Line Reopens (Tribune, Sun-Times, CBS)
  • Claypool Promises No Service Cuts or Fare Hikes With 2014 Budget (CBS)
  • Semi Driver Jumps Barrier Near 69th and Lands on Red Line Rails (CBS)
  • CTA Asks Rail Car Bidders to Disclose Plans for Creating American Jobs (Tribune)
  • How to Activate Your Ventra Card, Even If You Haven’t Received a Login (Tattler)
  • New Members Take Seats on Metra Board (Tribune)
  • Englewood Flyover Construction will Slow Car Traffic on the Ryan (ABC)
  • Illinois Chamber CEO: Our Infrastructure Is in Peril (Post-Gazette)
  • Ask the Parking Geek: Why Did I get a Ticket on Sunday? (DNA)
  • Video: a Cruise up the Clybourn Bike Lane (BWLP)

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  • Adam Herstein

    …a tractor-trailer jumped a cement barrier and landed on the newly-renovated tracks.

    So the truck was driving itself?

  • Anonymous

    That infrastructure op-ed is utterly unreadable. Way too long and rambling.

    Once he finally gets to the point (change the Illinois gas tax to deal with the changed reality of more fuel-efficient cars and decreased federal spending on highways), he advocates for a steady revenue stream. But he then advocates a tax of 9.5% on top of the sales price. How is that considered a steady revenue stream when the gas price fluctuates?

  • Anonymous

    Also, am I wrong or did the IL Chamber support the Illiana Expressway proposal? If so, how exactly do they square their position on the Illiana w/this op-ed? Ridiculous.

  • Chicagio

    My thoughts exactly! Just think how well the $3.2bn CREATE program could have been funded if we weren’t prioritizing highways in green fields.

  • Fred

    HOORAY!!!! Ventra finally updated their website for those of us who got cards but never received the logon info. I was finally able to register my card today after like 6 weeks of having it.

  • nikki ricks

    i’m still not excited about the ventra card. the debit card seems pretty silly to me. any updates on how this is going?

  • Rachele Huennekens

    Great news that the Jobs to Move America coalition convinced @cta to ask #rail car manufacturing bidders to provide #American #job creation information — can’t believe it was the first time ever! This is a big step towards realizing the potential of 20,000 good American jobs.