Today’s Headlines

  • 25 Metra Trains Canceled, CTA Announces Delays (Tribune, DNA)
  • Transit Crews Laboring to Keep Systems Running in Brutal Cold (Tribune, NBC, RedEye)
  • 6 Metra Riders Suffer Minor Injuries in LaSalle Station Crash (DNA)
  • 500 Passengers Stranded on 3 Chicago-Bound Amtrak Trains (Sun-Times)
  • Dangerous Conditions Shut Down Sections of Local Highways (Expired Meter)
  • Inspector General: CDOT Kept Inaccurate Records on Pothole Repair (Tribune, DNA)
  • A Rundown of New State Driving Laws (Expired Meter)
  • Speed Cams at Gage, Challenger Parks & Jones High to Begin Issuing Tickets (CDOT)
  • CTA Currently Reviewing 1,100 Public Comments on BRT Plan (RedEye)
  • Colon and Waguespack Call for Civility, Speak Out Against “Dibs” (DNA)
  • Laugh at the Cold at Winter Bike to Work Day on January 21 (Active Trans)

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  • Anne A

    This morning my Metra train came into LaSalle St. station *much* slower than normal. As the train was pulling in, I heard the engineer over the conductor’s radio telling the crew that he would be stopping 25 ft short of the bumper at the end of the track. Not a bad precaution after yesterday.

    When I got off, I saw the aftermath of yesterday’s crash. Workers were removing the extremely bent steel beams that made up the damaged bumper. There was only a small dent in the massive concrete wall behind the bumper. It’s good when safety infrastructure helps to prevent worse injuries and more extensive damage.