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.

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a20019/taylor-huckaby-bart/

  • 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.