Today’s Headlines

  • Ventra Tripling the Number of Call Center Reps to 300 Starting Today (RedEye)
  • Transit Union Calls for Suspending Ventra Until Bugs Are Fixed (Tribune, Sun-Times)
  • Ventra-Compatible Cards Issued to Some Metra Monthly Pass Holders (Tribune)
  • Judge Allows Prosecutor to View Medical Records in Fatal Plainfield DUI Case (Southtown)
  • Truman College’s Ill-Advised Free Student Parking Policy (Transitized)
  • Northwestern Prof Savages Dowell’s Proposal to License Bicyclists (Crain’s)
  • A Dysfunctional Ventra Card Is a Scary Halloween Costume (Tattler)

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  • Fred

    I’m assuming there will be a whole post dedicated to CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein resigning?

  • C’mon back to the transportation-tech capital of the country…

  • Ted King

    The picture at the other end of the Tattler link is rather neat – an abused, Ms. “UNVALUED CUSTOMER“. But shouldn’t your lede refer to “Ventra” ?

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CTA to Bill Cubic Up to $33,750 for Ventra Outages (Tribune) New Ventra Issue: System Overriding Chase Debit Card PINs (Crain’s) Progressive Caucus Asks if It’s Time to Fire the Ventra Contractor (Sun-Times) Delays in Processing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants (Tribune) Man Gets 50 Years for 2009 Road Rage Killing (Tribune) Tour Bus Driver […]

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Citizens Vent About Ventra at CTA Budget Hearing (Tribune, Sun-Times) A Sarcastic Guide to the Benefits of Ventra (HuffPo) Active Trans Leads Study to Improve the Illinois Prairie Path Man dies in Rollover Crash on Dan Ryan at 87th (Tribune) Charges Filed Against Trucker Who Fell Asleep at Wheel, Killing Trooper (Tribune) Vet Stops Woman’s […]

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RTA Investigating Ventra Snafus (Tribune, NBC) Local Politicans Unhappy With Low DBE Participation in Ventra Contract (Sun-Times) Preckwinkle Appoints Ex-Banker to RTA Board (Tribune) Driver hits 4 Cars and Flees After Fight Near Zoo; No Injuries (Tribune) After Pedestrian Injuries, New Stoplight at Broadway/Balmoral (DNA) One Month Later, Red Line Rehab Still Getting Rave Reviews […]

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CTA Pays $245K to Additional Vendor to Make Ventra Courtesy Calls (CBS) City Divulges More Details of Cold-Weather Divvy Plan (Sun-Times, Tribune) Veteran Courier Mike Morell Provides Tips for winter Divvy Riding (Sun-Times) Starting November 12, Undocumented Illinoisans Can Apply for Drivers Licenses (Sun-Times) Family of Woman Killed in Garbage Truck Crash Suing Village of […]

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Otherwise Bike-Friendly Alderman Pat Dowell Calls for Licensing Cyclists (Sun-Times, CBS) Licensing Bikes Is a Bad Idea (Active Trans, NBC, Transitized) Driver Kills Seven-Year-Old Boy on His Way to School In Chicago Heights (Tribune) Motorist Who Fatally Struck Senior in Glenview Was Not Cited (Tribune) At Sentencing Hearing For Drunk Driver, Officer Recalls the Fatal […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 23

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Divvy Will Be Giving Out Free Passes & Cliff Bars at 10 Stations Around the City This Weekend The Tribune Doubles Down on Their False Claim Divvy “Has Yet to Steer Clear of Red Ink” Crains Counts The 606 & Ventra — Yes, Ventra — as 2 Things Chicago Government Got Right Metra Chairman: Smartphone App […]