Today’s Headlines

  • Rahm & Rebekah Ask Inspector General to Probe Red Light Cam Irregularities (DNA)
  • Tourists Cry Foul Over Long Ventra Lines on Game Days (RedEye)
  • 33rd Ward TAC Exploring Possibility of Nabe Greenway on Manor Avenue (DNA)
  • Parents Identify Obstacles to Walking & Biking in Safe Routes Program (Active Trans)
  • Developers Say Bloomingdale Will Raise Property Values in Humboldt Park (DNA)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injures Man at Western/Logan (Sun-Times)
  • Woman in Serious Condition After Being Struck by Driver in Avondale (Tribune)
  • Charges Filed Against 2 Suspects in Orange Line Train Robbery (Tribune)
  • Man Accused of “Bike Jacking” 12-Year-Old Boy, Then Assaulting Dad (Sun-Times)
  • Chicago Team Unveils Entry for Oregon Manifest Bike Design Contest (Reader)
  • View Which Divvy Stations Get the Most Traffic at Various Times of Day (Crain’s)
  • Don’t Drink & Drive — New Metra Seats May Have Cup Holders (CBS)

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  • Anne A

    I like the news about new Metra seats. Higher seat backs – more comfortable ride and less noise. Cup holders – not bad. Seats that don’t flip – seathogs foiled!

  • Cameron Puetz

    Higher seat backs and cup holders sound nice, but I’ll miss the flip seats. I tend to get motion sick in rear facing train seats and like that on Metra you can always make your seat face forward.

  • duppie

    Not necessary a problem. I would expect half the seats to face in one direction, the other in the opposite direction. You’ll just have to know which part of the car is facing forward.

    For me, I prefer riding backwards, so I won’t be hogging your forward facing seat…

  • Anne A

    Interesting bikes in that design contest. Will be curious to see who wins.