Today’s Headlines

  • Nation Reaches Highest Transit Ridership in 57 Years, But Not So in Chicago (Active Trans)
  • Taskforce Proposes 2 Models for Rebooting Regional Transit Governance (Sun-Times)
  • Most Ventra Users Aren’t Registering Their Cards, Missing $5 Transit Credit (RedEye)
  • Opinion: The Illiana Is a Massive Pothole of a Project (Crain’s)
  • The White Stuff Causes a Blizzard of Commuting Issues (DNA)
  • How the Transit Agencies Prepared for the Latest Snowstorm (Tribune)
  • Authorities Investigate Fatal Arlington Heights Pileup (Tribune)
  • Water Crews Scramble to Fix 6-Foot Old Town Pothole (Sun-Times)
  • Help Brainstorm Ways to Improve LSD & the Lakefront Trail (BWLP)
  • Cute Accessories for City Bikes (LGRAB)

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  • Fannie

    Re: Taskforce, giving the governor more power could prove to be disastrous. If a downstate Republican governor wins, he/she could cripple the agency through crony appointments of people who care only about reducing funding to the bare minimum.

  • what_eva

    Even worse if a north shore Republican governor wins and decides that in order to cut his taxes, we should just abolish transit altogether.

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