Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 12

  • City Announces More Than 150 PlayStreets Block Party Events to Get Kids Moving (Public Health)
  • Slow Roll, Active Trans, CCC Ask Cyclists to Take “2 Wheels, 1 City” Pledge for Bike Equity
  • In the Wake of Fatal Michigan Ave, Bus Crash, CTA Plans to Overhaul Driver Training (Tribune)
  • 1 Dead, 2 Critically Injured in Single-Car Crash in South Deering (Sun-Times)
  • Brown & Purple Line Trains Temporarily Rerouted This Morning Due to Power Failure (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Adding Additional Service for Blues Fest, Spring Awakening, Ribfest (DNA)
  • Stretch of LaSalle in Front of CDOT HQ, City Hall Will be Narrowed to 2 Lanes for 3 Weeks (DNA)
  • 4 Blocks of Grand Avenue in Austin Will Be Closed for 3 Weeks for Railroad Viaduct Rehab (CDOT)
  • Downtown Parking Bans Next Week for Filming of Spike Lee’s Chiraq Film (DNA)
  • CDOT Installs Bike-Friendly “Kathy Plates” on Halsted Bridge Over S. Branch of Chicago River
  • New Drinking & Dining Establishments Have Opened on Chicago Riverwalk (Eater)
  • Why Just Bike to Work When You Can Work While Biking? Behold the Bike Desk (Havas)

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  • Jeff H

    Weak response by the CTA. The driver ran a red light, you don’t need better training to tell you not to do that. You need to do something about drivers that willingly disregard basic traffic laws.

  • Kevin M

    What would you suggest the CTA do, specifically, Jeff?

  • Alicia

    Fire the driver. If that is too hard, then unpaid leave at a minimum.

  • BlueFairlane

    Is the investigation done? Has the cause of this been determined? What about due process?

  • Interesting efforts by Schipol airport that reduce drastically the airport noise heard by neighbors — I wonder if something like this could help mitigate what Sauganash is complaining about with O’Hare? I know they have land area they could do this with:


Today’s Headlines

CTA Closing in on 3 Key Ventra Benchmarks (Sun-Times) CDOT 2013 Bike Projects Recap: PBL Has Lowered Speeding on Vincennes 1 Dead, 4 Injured in 3 Separate Metra Crashes Friday (Tribune) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures 3 Pedestrians in Rogers Park (Tribune) Media Outlets Catch Wind of Curb-Protected Bike Lanes Plan (Sun-Times, DNA) Is the BRT […]

Today’s Headlines

Cubs Agree to Add Parking Near Wrigley; Anti-Parking Petition Circulates (Tribune) CTA Blames Weather for Drop in February Bus Ridership (RedEye) 46th Ward Participatory Budgeting Expo Incudes Innovative Bike/Ped Projects (Transitized) CTA to Roll Out “Ventra Mobiles” to Educate Public (Tattler) CDOT Works to Reduce the Frequency of Pavement Openings (Tribune) Man Charged With Running […]

Today’s Headlines

No Surprise: Milwaukee in Wicker Park Has City’s Highest Bike Crash Rate (DNA) Fare Hikes, Service Disruptions Show Need for More Transit Funding (Active Trans) In Wake of Son’s Death Family Calls for CTA Third Rail Protection (RedEye) More Coverage of Gates’ Selection for Red 95th Art Project (WBEZ, Chicago, NBC) CDOT: Divvy Bike-Share is […]

Today’s Headlines

Truck Driver Kills 28-Year-Old Cyclist in Right Hook Crash at Cicero/Belmont (DNA, Keating) 4 Killed, 13-Year-Old Boy Injured in Bridgeview Crash (Tribune) 2 Killed, 1 Injured When Driver Fleeing Police Crashes in South Deering (Sun-Times) LSD Crash Kills Man, Critically Injures 2 Other People (Tribune) Cyclist Writes Open Letter to the Guy Who Said He […]

Today’s Headlines

Former CDOT Manager Who Oversaw Red Light Cams Indicted (Expired Meter) Claypool: CTA Whistle Blower “Has No Clue What He’s Talking About” (Sun-Times) CTA to Pay $1 Million for Electrical Work on Mothballed Block 37 Station (Sun-Times) Driver Intentionally Runs Over 2 Men in Old Town — Twice (DNA) Family of State Trooper Killed by […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 24

Sun-Times Claims Ashland BRT is Dead, “For Good Reason,” Endorses O’Hare Express Boondoggle RTA Hopes It Will Receive a Funding Bump, Rather Than a Cut, in the Coming Year (CBS) Ex-CTA Chief Financial Officer Is Joining Claypool at Chicago Public Schools (Tribune) Man Dies After Single-Car Crash in Lincoln Square (Sun-Times) 7 Injured After CTA Bus […]