Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 12

  • New Metra Chief James Derwinski Discusses Plans to Attract More Riders (Herald)
  • Uptown Tent City Lawsuit Accuses City of “Elevating Bicycles Over” Homeless People (DNA)
  • MPC Looks at the Future of Permanent Supportive Housing in Illinois
  • Drive Fatally Struck Vanessa Pierce, 26, in Melrose Park (Tribune)
  • There Was a DUI Crackdown in the Morgan Park District Last Weekend (DNA)
  • Tesla Has Opened an Electric Car Charging Station at 225 N. Columbus (Tribune)
  • Edgewater Buzz Looks at the South Shore Line’s Obstructionism Over Closing Burnham Gap
  • Nifty Summer Extenders or “Privilege Pods”? Either Way, the Riverwalk Domes Are Back (DNA)
  • Daily Line Panel “How Transportation Will Change Chicago” Tonight at 6 PM at Hotel Monaco
  • Bike to Fermilab’s Open House on Saturday, 9/23 (Adventure Cycling)
  • Architecture Foundation Announces 2017 Sites for Open House Chicago on 10/14-15 (Curbed)

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  • Cameron Puetz

    From the article on a new Metra chief:

    “With Gen Xers and millennials taking over the workforce, homes serving as offices and the popularity of ride-shares, the agency now ‘has a completely different demographic base of people riding our trains compared to when Metra was formed,’ Derwinski said.”

    Does this mean that Metra might be getting serious about reverse commuters and their needs?

  • jf

    While I encourage any registered visitors to bike to Fermilab, I’ve been told that the 20000 registration spots are all FULL. As I understand it, there will be no day-of admission for non-registered visitors.