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:

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/crazy-land-art-deflects-noise-from-amsterdams-airport-180955398/?no-ist