Today’s Headlines

  • Blackline Commuter Shuttle to Offer Reserved Seats, Minimal Stops (Crain’s)
  • CMAP Was Right: The Illiana Will Be a Money Pit (Crain’s)
  • Mayor’s Office: Rahm’s Security Detail Can Legally Run Reds (Expired Meter)
  • Derailment Causes Delays on Metra’s UP North Line (Tribune)
  • 88-Year-Old Driver Kills 90-Year-Old Pedestrian in Mount Prospect (Sun-Times)
  • Senior Dies After Crashing Car Into Tree in Oak Park (Tribune)
  • Driver Crashes SUV Into Building & Flees, Leaving 3-Year-Old Behind (DNA)
  • Local Leaders Discuss the Transit Future Campaign (Columbia)
  • Inside the CPD Bike Patrol (RedEye)
  • Leland Closure Show Benefits of Blocking Cut-Through Traffic (Transitized)
  • A Roundup of Spring Biking and Traffic Safety Events (MPC)
  • Just Off the Tracks Site Highlights Rail-Friendly Points of Interest (ABC)

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  • I think the Blackline bus is parked in the Franklin bike lane in this photo they posted. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=752686774764116&set=a.672018109497650.1073741828.627018403997621&type=1

  • Cash Rules Everything

    The rise of private bus transportation companies just proves that CTA is failing its customer base.

  • XWalker

    Parking/stopping in bike lanes and yielding to pedestrians are two common issues I see with pretty much every private bus operator in the loop. At least if it’s the CTA, I know who to contact. Where’s the accountability and/or enforcement for these buses?

  • I’m pretty sure it’s better proof that people who have enough money to pay for charter bus service think the CTA is too (slow/dirty/low class/full of dark-skinned people) for them.

  • what_eva

    We need a way to tip off Revenue on them.

  • Cash Rules Everything

    Sounds like you are making some pretty serious allegations/generalizations against everyone who would take this bus.

  • Fred

    Or that the CTA is missing an opportunity to provide high revenue premium bus service.

    slow: fact.
    dirty: certainly can be at times
    low class: opinion/perception
    full of dark-skinned people: no comment