Today’s Headlines

  • Emanuel Will Unveil “Building on Burnham” Parks and Open Space Plan Today (DNA)
  • The Plan Includes 5 New Artist-Designed “Gathering Spots” Along the Lakefront (DNA)
  • Emanuel Discusses Proposals for the Paseo Trail, Widening the Lakefront Trail (WBEZ)
  • Chris Courtney: Why the Paseo Will Be a Completely Different Animal Than The 606
  • Hit-and-Run Crash in Dunning That Injured 2 Girls Prompts Safety Study Near School (DNA)
  • Kamin Critiques City’s Plan to Let Developers Pay for More Density (Tribune)
  • Phase II of N. Branch Trail Extension Delayed After Construction Bids Come in Too High (DNA)
  • McPier Suing Uber & Lyft, Claims Companies Aren’t Paying $4 Tax for Airport Pickups (Crain’s)
  • Dutch Company Credits Chicago’s Transit Ridership With Preventing Gridlock (Tribune)

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  • dr

    Love him or hate him, Rahm has done a remarkable job recognizing the potential of parks and paths to create an alternative transport network overlay.

  • ohsweetnothing

    Not Chicago-related, but did you see the Popular Mechanics article about the BART twitter account that got very real and very frank with angry passengers? Pretty good.

  • Yes. I saw that as it happened last Wednesday, and it prompted me to mention the maintenance problems of BART and WMATA (D.C.) in my post about the RTA’s report. That report said that relative to the CTA’s heavy rail/rapid transit peers (of which BART was excluded mainly because the San Francisco Metropolitan Statistical Area wasn’t in the top 10; weird criteria, yeah), the CTA is efficient and effective in running its trains!

  • Agreed. Rahm is not without charms.


Today’s Headlines for Monday, March 21

Little Village Paseo Plan Expanded to a 4-Mile Trail Connecting With Pilsen (Sun-Times) Emanuel Wants to Widen Lakefront Between 51st & 31st, Ohio & Fullerton (Tribune) How to Organize a Walk Audit (Active Trans) Evanston Will Add Bike Racks to CTA & Metra’s Chicago Avenue-Main Street stations (Tribune) Residents Continue to Gripe Because 14 Cars […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 9

Emanuel Will Announce New Lake/Damen Green Stop, Near United Center, Today (Crain’s) Park District Approves $1.7M Design Contract for Lakefront Trail Separation (Tribune) Renderings Released of Proposal to Straighten LSD S-Curve, Add 70 Acres of Parkland (DNA) Bolingbrook Trustee Who Drove With Twice the Legal BAC Gets Supervision (Tribune) Police Chase in Elmwood Park Ends […]

Today’s Headlines

Finally, Emanuel Will Allow Aldermen to Opt Out of Free Sundays (Sun-Times) Aldermen Are Skeptical That Meter Deal Reboot Is Saving Drivers Money (Reader) More Coverage of the Navy Pier Flyover (Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN) Active Trans: Speed Cams Are a Huge Success. Now City Should Lower Tolerances After Several Ped Fatalities on Devon, Cops Crack […]

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, March 24

For the First Time Since 2007, the Population of Cook County Has Dropped (Crain’s) Chicago Wins the Battle of the Bulge: New Bump of Lakefront Opens at Fullerton (DNA) Plan for Serpentine Pedestrian Bridge at 41st & LSD Clears Plan Commission (DNA) Is Emanuel’s Recent Spate of Trail & Park Plans an Effort to Rehab […]

Today’s Headlines

Cuts in State Subsidy of Reduced Fares Will Cost the CTA Millions (Tribune) Cubs Propose Ped Bridge From Red Line to to Wrigley Field (DNA) Emanuel Accuses RTA Board of Being Negligent During Metral Scandal (Sun-Times) Osterman Introduces Ordinance to Pedestrianize Kenmore Near Loyola (DNA) More Divvy  Stations Coming to Wicker Park / Bucktown and […]

Today’s Headlines

Editorial: High “Stop for Peds” Sign Damage Rate Means Drivers Should Slow Down (Tribune) Average Gas Price in the Region Currently Under $3 a Gallon and Falling (Tribune) Driver Dies After Speeding in Reverse Across the Lakefront Trail & Into the Lake (Tribune) Park District Truck Slides From Icy Section of Lakefront Trail Into the Water […]