Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 22

  • Alderment Tweak TOD Reform Ordinance to Give Themselves More Oversight (Tribune)
  • Burke Proposal for Downtown Congestion Tax Would Exclude Chicago Residents (CBJ)
  • Predictably, Suburbanites Are Outraged About the Idea (Herald)
  • Andy Shaw: Would It Make Sense to Combine Pace & Metra Into One Agency? (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Struck and Killed Cyclist in Woodstock, No Charges (Tribune)
  • AAIM Backs Law That Would Allow DUI Offenders to Drive After Using Breathalyzer (Sun-Times)
  • ABC: There Are 243 CTA Bus Crashes Per Year
  • Meanwhile, There Are 782 Motor Vehicle Crashes Per Day in Illinois (Tribune)
  • Cabbies Blast Emanuel’s Proposal to Allow Ride-Share Access to Airports (Sun-Times)
  • WBEZ Looks at Local Enforcement of Bike Laws
  • New Rental Building Near The 606 Asking for Nearly $5K Per Month (Curbed)
  • Chicago Bears Recorded Bus Announcements to Promote Riding Transit to Games (RedEye)

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  • J.B.

    That ABC report was just bad. Of course we should aim for 0 bus accidents and transit deaths per year, but to throw out the x accidents per y hours stats without any mention of how many people depend on buses to get around in the city or a comparison of the lack of safety in private autos was very disingenuous.

  • Yep, fear-mongering.

  • Rampage

    Glad the alderman have an opportunity to grease their pockets and hold sustainable development hostage. Top down planning is preferred, unfortunately power hungry alderman get to continue to stand in the way od progress and freedom.

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