Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 27

  • How Often Does the CTA Clean Its Buses and Rail Cars? (DNA)
  • Pace Launches Park-and-Ride Service From Toyota Park to Downtown Chicago (DVN)
  • State Lawmakers Ask EPA to Keep an Emissions Testing Site Open in Chicago (DNA)
  • Loyola Students React to Metra’s Plans for a Fare Hike (Phoenix)
  • Garbage Truck Crash Takes Out Pole, Shutting Down Power in Little Village (Sun-Times)
  • Men Charged With Stealing Cars From Wrightwood Metra Station on SW Side (Sun-Times)
  • Extra CTA Weekend Service Planned for World Series (NBC)
  • 1,000 Police Officers Will Control Wrigley Pedestrian Traffic During Series Games (WGN)
  • Images of the New Riverwalk Sections on Social Media (Curbed)
  • What’s the Best West Side Bike Route While Lake Street Is Being Repaved? (Chainlink)
  • WBEZ Talks With Nico Deportago-Cabrera, The Nation’s Top-Ranked *Male* Courier
  • Sign Active Trans‘ Vision Zero Petition to Ask City to Do More to Combat Speeding

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  • Kevin M

    Scrubbing and mopping the cars & buses every two weeks feels woefully inadequate on the busier routes. I hope that this is an average, and not a strict common schedule for all bus and train routes.

    Personally, I think the train cars smell worse more often than not, and that this problem has increased over the past decade. Possible reasons: ridership growth, closing of mental health clinics, budget cutbacks.


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