Today’s Headlines for Monday, October 24

  • CTA Budget Holds the Line on Fares for 8th Year in a Row (Tribune, Sun-Times, Crain’s)
  • More Opinions About the Proposed Lockbox Amendment (Crain’sJ.C. Lind)
  • Metra Will Test Real-Time Info Screens at 3 Loop Stations, 22 in ‘Burbs (Sun-Times)
  • Cyclist Injured in Milwaukee Ave. Crash Assisted by Another Crash Survivor (DNA)
  • Ald. Michele Smith Want 10-Acre Park as Part of Finkl Redevelopment (DNA)
  • Plan Commission Approves Upgrades to Theater on the Lake (Curbed)
  • The Tribune Looks at the Advantages of Transporting Kids by Cargo Bike
  • A Look Inside the New Kenect TOD Apartments (Curbed)
  • Wrigleyville Parking Prices Skyrocketed During the Playoffs (Tribune)

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  • Anne A

    I’m glad to hear that Metra has decided that LaSalle is one of the stations to get a real time info display. Of course, I’m skeptical about the quality of the info, as this station can’t even get a clock display at the head of the platforms or manage to update the boards accurately when there are service disruptions and trains are departing on difference tracks than normal.

  • Jeff Gio

    DNAinfo article on North Branch Corridor park space reminds us that Logan Square is the most park destitute neighborhood in Chicago. While Ald. Smith minimizes the benefits of new linear park space for her ward, linear parks are perhaps the only possible source of new green space in Logan Square. Top among my “Sim City” fantasies for my neighborhood is the depaving and conversion of our boulevards into proper parks. We are flush with public space in this city, it’s just been misallocated.

  • Pat

    Some of the boulevards could definitely use a diet.

  • Fred

    re: CTA fares

    Does this seem shocking to anyone else? Is it possible that this is irresponsible?

  • Chicagoan

    Isn’t the area around Logan Square (The square.) and the Blue Line station getting a massive re-design?

  • Chicagoan

    Why is it possibly irresponsible? I’m sure the day will come when $2.50 is the standard fare, but it’s nice that the CTA is able to hold the line for the eighth year in a row. Long live $2.25.

  • planetshwoop

    It’s bad because when fares are raised, it won’t be $0.25, it will be much more. Going up a nickel each year is much easier to manage than nothing then a $0.50 upgrade after 8 years.

  • Pat

    Yup. Actually making it a traffic circle, instead of a cut through. Would be great to see a lane taken away from Humboldt between the park and Palmer Square.

  • I think most CTA riders are not paying $2.25.

    They should be raising fares incrementally, but not just for pass users. Here’s why: The last fare increase of the 30-day pass put the per-ride cost *above* the $2.25 per-ride fare and made it harder for some weekday commuters to justify the 30-day pass cost.

    21 weekdays in October, meaning 42 rides. The $100 30-day pass makes the cost of each ride $2.38.

    Granted, having a 30-pass means that taking additional rides lowers the per-ride cost, but what if someone lives in Jefferson Park and mostly walks to the Blue Line to get downtown and drives for most other trips.

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