Today’s Headlines

  • Ex-CDOT Deputy Kubly Contracted by Alta But Won’t Work on Divvy (Sun-Times)
  • Snow Caused Minor Metra Delays Yesterday (Tribune)
  • Blue Line Trains Delayed by Smoke in Milwaukee Avenue Subway (Tribune)
  • Taxi Dash Cam Reveals Real Culprit in Milwaukee Avenue Dooring Crash (Kevenides)
  • A Discussion of Metra’s Chiberia Woes (WTTW)
  • How to Effectively Report Transportation Issues Via 311 (Active Trans)
  • More Thoughts on the Children’s Memorial Development (BWLP)
  • AT&T Increases Wireless Coverage Along Metra Routes (Tribune)
  • How Will Cyclists Access the Western Trailhead of the Bloomingdale? (BWLS)
  • Despite 6 Inches of Snow, Cyclists Turn Out for Winter Bike to Work Day (Tribune)
  • There Goes My Hero: Rock Star Dave Grohl Rides the Brown Line (NBC)

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  • Alex_H

    Great Grohl headline, John. One of your underappreciated skills.

  • Thanks. I’m looking forward to reading what Going Public columnist and expert pun-dit Tracy Swartz does with that one.

  • Katja

    BBC today has a great piece on the traffic-calming effects of snow, including some quotes from StreetFilms people! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25788068

  • Anne A

    “I think it’s a technology issue. You have 19th century technology operating in 21st
    century Chicago. … I asked
    one Metra person last week about their switches, and it’s hard for the
    average person to believe that you need someone to physically clear
    these switches by hand.”

    This is consistent with what I’ve heard so often when I talk to conductors on my train. Whether we’re talking about switches, signals or ticketing, most aspects of Metra’s technology are many decades away from being modern. It’s a major weakness and one that requires significant investment.

  • Alex_H

    What are you talking about?