Today’s Headlines

  • Active Trans Looks Back on 2015 Transportation Wins — John’s Take Later Today
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Pregnant Woman Charged With Felony DUI (DNA)
  • Woman Killed, 5 Injured in Charter Bus Crash on the Stevenson (Tribune)
  • IDOT, Police Departments Team Up to Prevent DUI Crashes During Holidays (Expired Meter)
  • City’s Ticket Amnesty Program Ends on December 31 (DNA)
  • A Christmas Miracle: Expired Meter Acknowledges That Slower Driving Speeds Save Lives
  • More Parents Are Speaking Out About CPS Eliminating 270 Bus Stops (DNA)
  • Dog Poop Wars in the 42nd Ward (DNA)
  • Chicagoan

    Any new CTA stations coming up this year? Or, what’s the newest/next CTA station we’ll see?

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Wilson Red Line station: “Overall project work is scheduled to be complete by fall 2017.”
    http://www.transitchicago.com/wilson/

    95th Street Red Line station: “Construction of the south terminal is scheduled to be completed in 2017, with the north terminal scheduled to be completed in 2018.”
    http://www.transitchicago.com/95thTerminal/

  • Chicagoan

    I know about the Wilson and 95th projects, the Wilson one is going to be huge for Uptown!

    I meant a brand-new station, like Cermak-McCormick Place. Built on an existing line, from scratch.

    I’ve heard whispers of a new Yellow Line station at Asbury Avenue is Evanston sometime in the future, for example.

    Also, didn’t know about the new Metra station on Peterson, thanks John!

    I love this site.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    The CTA’s new Washington/Wabash station slipped my mind: http://chi.streetsblog.org/2014/03/26/washingtonwabash-l-station-promises-to-be-citys-most-beautiful/

    Also, the Union Station transit center, slated to open next year, is sort of a new bus station: http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2015/08/18/status-update-union-station-transit-center-2/

  • Chicagoan

    Wonderful! Thank you very much, John.

    So, they’re calling the new Metra station “Peterson Ridge”, huh? A new train station is always nice, but I wish they’d also re-build the Clybourn and Rogers Park stations. They could even start by just re-naming the misleading Clybourn station “Bucktown”, or “Ashland” or “Cortland” or something.

    The Rogers Park station is pretty shoddy and it still seems to have strong ridership.

  • Cameron Puetz

    I think Bucktown would be the best name for the Clybourn station. Metra Stations are far enough apart that neighborhood names are more useful than cross streets. Also that would be a similar naming scheme to the other city stations on lines that serve Clybourn like Ravenswood, Rogers Park, Jefferson Park, Norwood Park, etc. I believe it’s currently named after a rail junction, which doesn’t tell most people much about what area the station serves.

  • Chicagoan

    Well said, Cameron. Plus, you have Clybourn Avenue/the Clybourn Corridor across the river, which could lead some people to believe that this station will drop them right there.

    It’s actually quite a walk.

  • JeffParkNIMBY

    Don’t worry, a commenter in the Expired Meter went the other way. Alleys are free for all driving zones, in case you didn’t know.

  • Metra is also building a station at Peterson/Ridge in Edgewater. Except it’s more at Ravenswood than Ridge :)