Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 23

  • Driverless Truck Rolled Over Levi Cruz, 2, in Carpentersville, Killing Him (ABC)
  • Motorist Fatally Struck Karla Benavides, 22, After She Exited a Vehicle in Aurora (ABC)
  • Driver Seriously Injured Pedestrian at Irving Park and Lake Shore Drive (ABC)
  • Motorist Arrested for DUI After Injuring a Pedestrian in Forest Park (Sun-Times)
  • The Sun-Times Gives Suburban Red Light Cams the Full Tribune Treatment
  • Chicago Should Follow LA’s Lead & Give Buses Priority at Intersections Citywide (Active Trans)
  • Meet the CTA Rider on a One-Woman Mission to Save the #11 Lincoln Bus (DNA)
  • Kids Ride Free on Metra All Summer Long (DNA)
  • New App Provides Tour Info for Jackson Park (DNA)
  • Lynda Lopez Will Chat About #SaludTues From @streetsblogchi With Gabe Klein at Noon Today
  • Open House on the Future of Clark St. in Rogers Park on 5/30, 5-8 PM at 7004 N. Clark (DNA)

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  • Carter O’Brien

    I love that Active Trans story on the LA bus prioritization initiative, I bet it would also help reduce bus bunching.

  • david vartanoff

    Indeed it should. Details worth understanding: in many cities, this is only proposed for “rapid” or some other class of special buses. It should be deployed systemwide. First, because it is useful whether a local bus or some hyper express, but second, because there are always the days when the tricked out express buses are not available for service and a “local” bus is running the route. The other item in the LAT article is queue jumps. CTA would do well to deploy lights for this program on the recently restored Ashland Express.
    The best thing is that these minor upgrades do not require years of hearings, DEIS, EIR etc dead trees.
    In the signal override case, one would think Chicago Fire Department would like the system to speed ambulances and fire trucks which should mean shared installation funding for the streetlight parts

  • Paris has many exclusive bus lanes yet appears to not have any BRT lines. Just lots of exclusive lanes. Really our so-called loop “BRT” is the same. Just a stretch where there is a dedicated bus lane. Similar in Paris. Buses go into and out of parts where they have some dedicated lane. Although really many of them are a lane and a half or a lane and a quarter and usable by bicycles as well.

  • “Driverless truck.” See that technology is not ready for public roll out. Oh.

    My heart goes out to the family of the boy. I am truly sorry for their loss. Especially horrific in that the parent witnessed it.


Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 30

Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Pedestrian in Gage Park This Morning (Tribune) 5 Injured After Police Chase Leads to Crash in Humboldt Park (CBS) 2 Police Officers Injured in Crash During Pursuit in Woodlawn (ABC) As Black Population Plunges, Whites Flock to Neighborhoods Near Downtown (Sun-Times) Developer Is Hosting Series of Open Houses for Proposed Pilsen Development […]

Today’s Headlines

Proposed Parking at Belmont-Clark Tower Reduced from 74 to 39 Spaces (DNA) Chicago’s BRT Manager Discusses the Upcoming Loop Project (National Geographic) Metra Hopes Anemometers on Trains Will Reduce Wind Delays (Herald) McKinley Park Pedestrian Death Is 2nd Vehicular Homicide in 1 Week (ABC, CBS) Drunk, Wrong-Way Motorist on Lake Shore Drive Kills Law Student […]

Today’s Headlines

Waguespack, Cardenas Criticize BRT in Lopsided Hilkevitch Article (Tribune) Steven’s Petition Made a Difference – South Shore Looks Into Allowing Bikes (Tribune) Move Over Morgan, CTA Reveals Groovy Design for Washington-Wabash Stop (DNA) Madigan Son-in-Law Accused of Harassing RTA Employees (Sun-Times) Pedestrian Killed on the Edens in Morton Grove (ABC) Upcoming Nighttime Lane Closures for […]

Today’s Headlines

Active Trans Releases Its 2014 Active Transportation Platform for Municipal Elections Transit Workers Union Endorses Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for Mayor (Sun-Times) Plan Commission Approves Parking-Lite Development at 830 N. Milwaukee (Curbed) “Ridescore” Ratings Give Chicago a C+ for Its Treatment of Ride-Share Companies (DNA) Local Gas Prices Hit a 5-Year Low (DNA) After Pedestrian Fatally […]

Today’s Headlines

Weeks Before Yellow Line Snafu, Concerns Were Expressed Over Construction (Tribune) RedFlex CEO Who Allegedly Bribed CDOT Official Is Set to Plead Guilty (Tribune) For 2nd Time This Year, Truck Driver Tragically Failed to Yield to Mother & Child in Crosswalk (ABC) Driver Injures Pedestrian in Morgan Park, Flees the Scene (Sun-Times) Driver Seriously Injures Pedestrian […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, February 6

Hairston, Who Used Ward Money for Free Parking, Opposes Car-Free Jackson Park Roads (DNA) State Rep Dave McSweeney Proposes Legislation to Ban Red Light Cameras (IL Review) SUV Driver Blows a Red Light in W. Englewood, Killing Another Motorist (Sun-Times) Driver Charged With Homicide After Killing Female Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene (Sun-Times) Suspect Arrested in Death of […]