Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 1

  • Emanuel: Every CTA Bus Will Be New or Fully Rehabbed by End of 2019 (DNA)
  • U. of C.’s Public Policy School Comes Out Against Safe Roads Amendment (Crain’s)
  • Chicago Reporter Talks With South Siders About the Red Line Extension Plans
  • State Rep Wants to Reopen Metra Stop at Lake Street/Circero in Austin (Austin Talks)
  • Construction to Make Naperville Metra Stop ADA Compliant Starts Tomorrow (Tribune)
  • Terra Cotta-Covered TOD Ready to Rise Near Grand Blue Line Stop (Curbed)
  • Entrepreneur Pitches a Floating Bridge System to Complete the Chicago River Trail (DNA)
  • The Reader’s Dianna Isaacs Checks Out the Chicago Riverwalk Extension
  • The Lake Street Bascule Bridge Turns 100 (DNA)
  • High Speed Rail Association Is Holding a Fundraising Drive Featuring Drool-Worthy Trains
  • West Town’s Bikecitement Night Benefit Is Tuesday November 15 at Revoltion Brewing

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  • re: Every CTA Bus.
    From the article:
    “The bus Emanuel and Carter rode Monday is the last of a 425-bus order
    to roll off the assembly line and hit the streets of Chicago, officials
    said.


    In addition, a successful test earlier this year means between 20 and
    30 electric buses will be added to the CTA fleet, Carter said.”

    Last year on a CleanTechnia, a clean energy site, I predicted that Chicago would never buy another fossil fuel bus. It continues to get easier to stand by that prediction.

  • Louis S

    Headline for the Naperville Metra article is misleading. The train stop itself is ADA compliant, the improvements are specifically to the station house itself on the South side of the tracks.

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