Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, February 28

  • Chicago’s Surge in Pedestrian Deaths Continued Last Year With 44 Fatalities (DNA)
  • 4th Ward Election Is Today — Read About Their Transportation Positions Before You Vote (Tribune)
  • Editorial: Metra Needs to Enforce — Not Just Encourage — Courtesy on Their Trains (Tribune)
  • Active Trans‘ “Clear the Way Campaign” Led to Over 500 Bike Lane Blockage Reports
  • Ald. Ramirez-Rosa Announces Crackdown on Businesses That Don’t Maintain Sidewalks (DNA)
  • Ald. Laurino Plans to Boot Illegally Parked Semis on Northwest Side (DNA)
  • New 35th St. Bike/Ped Bridge Will Get Plaque Commemorating the Great Migration (DNA)
  • TOD Planned Near Division/Ashland Stop Has More Parking Than Previously Proposed (Curbed)
  • Enjoy Wine & Snack on the Riverwalk in a Climate-Controlled “River Dome” (Curbed)
  • YPT Hosts a Transportation Trivia Night 5:30 PM Tonight at Bar Louie, 47 W. Polk
  • West Town Bikes “Heels on Wheels” Fashion Show Fundraiser This Saturday 7 PM
  • Free RTA Workshop on Transit-Oriented Planning March 8 at DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson

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  • planetshwoop

    Since when did riding Metra become the equivalent of sitting in a library?

    Train behavior hasn’t changed in eons; it’s no better or worse. Maybe better since they got rid of the official bar cars.

    The reason riding Metra is miserable is either a) it’s not your car and you think it should be, as the Trib implies or b) you’re waiting for forever because they don’t have enough seats, run enough trains, or generally even vaguely try to make you feel welcome.

  • Anne A

    Metra behavior has gotten worse in some respects. People are more likely to be seathogs, and cell phone behavior has gotten worse. There aren’t as many out of control drunks without the bar cars, but other forms of jackassery are abundant. Most of the time there ARE enough seats if people would just make them available.

  • Carter O’Brien

    I think this may be the sleeper story of the year, how is this anything but a tacit admission that driver behavior has gone downhill thanks to technology?

    State Farm suffers worst car insurance losses ever

    “The insurer, which lost $7 billion for the year in the auto segment, is among those pressured by rising costs on vehicle policies, as smartphones distract drivers and repair costs climb.”

  • Anne A

    That’s worthy of more attention.


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