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Today’s Headlines

  • The New Flyover to Reduce Rail Congestion in Englewood Has a Controversial History (Tribune)
  • Editorial: Don’t Be Fooled — Most of Metra Fare Hike Would Go to Operations, Not New Trains (Tribune)
  • Rauner Argues That IDOT Patronage Scandal Is a Reason to Oust Quinn (Tribune)
  • State Republicans Wonder If Fired IDOT Employees Were Moved to Other Departments (Sun-Times)
  • Central Figure in Red Light Scandal Plans to Plead Guilty (Sun-Times)
  • Details on Rahm’s Proposal to Double the Number of Bike Cops (RedEye)
  • Work Set to Begin on Irving Park Streetscape With Wider Sidewalks, Better Crosswalks (DNA)
  • Wrigleyville Development With 493 Parking Spots Could Break Ground Next Spring (DNA)
  • Active Trans Is Developing a Bike Plan for West-Suburban Wayne Township (Herald)
  • 400 Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Illinois Tollway Scofflaws (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines

  • With Its First Strategic Plan in the Works, Metra Is Finally Looking Towards the Future (Next City)
  • RTA’s Regional Report Card Finds Transit Ridership Is Up, But New Capital Funding Is Down (Tattler)
  • Metra Fare Hikes Are Proof That We Need to Reboot Regional Transit Funding (Active Trans)
  • With Damen Station Closed, Commuters Scurry to Find Alternatives (RedEye, DNA)
  • Police: Doctor Killed in Naperville Collision With Unlicensed Driver Who Failed to Yield (Tribune)
  • Fioretti & Sun-Times Erroneously State That City “Lowered the Length of Yellow Lights”
  • Keating: Thanks to Witnesses, Police Were Able to Find Driver Who Right-Hooked Cyclist Near UIC
  • One Weird Trick for Solving Ventra Fare Disputes on CTA Buses (RedEye)
  • Chicago Drivers Would Save Money by Switching to Ride-Share Plus Transit or Biking (Sun-Times)
  • Color-Coded Map Highlights Chicago Nearly Unrelenting Street Grid (Data Pointed)
  • Meeting Tonight at 6:30 at Spertus to Brainstorm Museum Campus Transportation Ideas (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines

  • BMW Driver Crashes Car Into Little Village Restaurant, Killing Himself and Passenger (RedEye)
  • Motorist Critically Injures Child Within Bronzeville School’s Safety Zone (DNA)
  • Police Officer Seriously Injures Pedestrian While Responding to Call in Fernwood (Tribune)
  • Driver Pleads Not Guilty After River West Crash That Paralyzed His Passenger (Tribune)
  • Motorist Slams Car Into Storefront of Lakeview Bank (DNA)
  • No, CBS, Fewer Speeding Tickets Than Projected Is a Very Good Thing
  • WBEZ Argues Chicago’s Yellow Lights Are Too Short
  • Prosecutors: Victim of CTA Sexual Abuse Blocked Attack by Same Man on Different Day (DNA)
  • 360-Unit Development 1 block from Blue Line Would Have Nearly 1:1 Parking Ration (DNA)
  • Real Estate Company Cites Entrance to The 606 as Major Motivation for Bucktown Purchase (DNA)
  • Actually, WBEZ, Bus Bunching Is Not Inevitable (Itinerant Urbanist)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Railroad Administration Report Orders Metra to “Improve Its Safety Culture” (Crain’s)
  • CTA Prepares to Demolish Century-Old Buildings for Wilson Rehab (Uptown Update)
  • 57-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck on 1100 Block of West Roosevelt (DNA)
  • DNA Evidence Linked Oak Lawn Man to 2012 Red Line Sex Abuse Case (Tribune)
  • NW Side Man Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Woman on Brown Line (DNA)
  • CTA Riders & Merchants Discuss How the Damen Construction Will Impact Them (RedEye)
  • Neighbors Fear Mosque Would Create Traffic, But Many Members Would Walk to Services (DNA)
  • Woman Who Was Paralyzed After Biking Off Breakwater Wall Is Suing Park District (CBS)
  • Wegerson: Until We Get Mode Separation on the LFT, People Should Walk & Run on the Left

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Today’s Headlines

  • CTA and Pace Plan to Unveil Ventra Mobile Ticketing App Today (Tribune)
  • Other Outlets Look at Active Trans’ Safe Crossings Campaign (Tribune, Crain’s, DNA)
  • Emanuel Plans to Double the Number of Officers Trained to Work as Bike Cops (DNA)
  • Reilly, Hotel Association Prez Gripe About Proposed Garage Parking Tax Hike (Sun-Times)
  • Railroad Merger Could Help Expedite Freight Through Chicago (Crain’s)
  • Courage Campaign Working on Ads to Fight Sexual Harassment on the CTA (DNA)
  • After a Sexual Assault on Sauganash Trail, Laurino Leading Bike Tour of the Path (DNA)
  • Fioretti Calls for Freeze on Red Light Cams, But City’s Not Installing Them (Expired Meter)
  • Complaints About Rude CTA Bus Drivers Are on the Rise (RedEye)
  • Yellow Line Service Was Temporarily Suspended Due to Switching Problems (Tribune)
  • Wilmette Hopes Metra Cafe Run by Local Music Venue Will Jazz Up Commutes (Tribune)
  • People Who Saw Divvy Rider on Ryan Were Kinder Than Those Who Saw One on LSD

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Today’s Headlines

  • IL PIRG’s Millennials in Motion Report Finds Local Young People Want to Drive Less (DNA)
  • Lakefront Expansion at Fullerton Will Help Reduce Bike/Ped Conflicts (DNA)
  • The Rate of CTA Employee Firings Has Increased Under Claypool (Tribune)
  • California Station on O’Hare Branch Set to Reopen Thursday (RedEye)
  • Pace Approves $800K for Arterial Rapid Transit on Milwaukee in Niles (Herald-Spectator)
  • Does Chicago Really Need Express Train Service to O’Hare? (RedEye)
  • Emanuel Proposes Raising Parking Tax to Help Pay for Street Repairs (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Who Critically Injured Pedestrian in Lakeview & Fled Held on $200K Bail (Sun-Times)
  • How Many Bikes Were Stolen in Chicago, and Which Nabes Were They Taken From? (CBS)
  • Moser Responds to Grossman’s Bikelash Piece With a History of Dutch Cycling (Chicago)
  • Letter: Senior Injured by Cyclist Gives Grossman’s Article a Thumb’s-Up (Tribune)
  • Batavia Bicycle Commission Distributes Dozens of Bikes to Kids Who Need Them (Tribune)
  • Second Slow Roll Bike Tour Takes Place Saturday, Visiting Pullman & Beverly (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • City Admits: Short Yellow Lights Still Triggered Red Light Cam Tickets, Spikes Still Unexplained (Trib)
  • IG Report Can’t Explain RLC Spikes – Malfunctions Caused Some Dips, Though (Trib)
  • New Stop at 79th/Gresham For Metra’s Rock Island Line Will Break Ground In 2016 (Southtown-Star)
  • Man Charged In Hit-and-Run On Irving Park, Leaving Man Critically Injured (Sun-Times)
  • 20+ Northwest Indiana Crosswalk “Beg Buttons” Vandalized, Stuck On Green (NWI Times)
  • Tomorrow: Discuss Grant Park/Museum Campus Transit Ideas, Like New Rails (DNA)
  • Water Main Work To Affect Washington/LaSalle Intersection Through Dec. (Sun-Times)
  • Marathon Trainee Struck By Bicyclist: “They Could Divide” Crowded Lakefront Trail (Sun-Times)
  • West Siders Hail Divvy Expansion Into Austin (AustinTalks)
  • Chicago Ideas Week Kicks Off, Includes Look Inside CTA Bus Control Room (Colum Chronicle)
  • Brewpub Next To Ravenswood Metra Will Offer Commuters Coffee, “Elevated Cuisine” (DNA)
  • Kickstarter For Silly Transit Ads Funded (Fox 32)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Metra Proposes 68% Fare Hike Over Next Decade to Bankroll 318 New Cars (Tribune)
  • Commentary: If Metra’s Going to Raise Fares, Let’s Hope We Get Better Service (Crain’s)
  • Cops Arrest Man Who Fired Assault Rife at Blue Line Train at LaSalle Station (Tribune)
  • Police Release Photo of Semi Driven by Trucker Who Critically Injured Cyclist (Kevenides)
  • Mechanical Problems Caused Delays on Metra’s UP-West Line (Fox)
  • Area Schools Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day (Active Trans)
  • Chicago Has the Cheapest Rates ofAny UberX City (ChicagoInno)
  • Group Launches Online Survey With Ideas for Sprucing Up Polish Triangle (DNA)
  • Shinola Says The 606 Was a Factor in Its Decision to Open Shop in Bucktown (Chicago)
  • MPC Hosting Open House on Ideas to Improve Museum Campus Access on 10/14

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Today’s Headlines

  • CDOT Says Yellow Light Timing Is Legal, But Some Tickets Are Being Dismissed (Tribune)
  • Aldermen Push for Express Train From O’Hare to Downtown, McCormick Place (RedEye)
  • Driver Fatally Strikes 60-Year-Old Woman in Evanston; No Citations (Tribune)
  • Trucker Critically Injures Cyclist 3 Blocks From Mulberry Safety Zone, Flees (DNA)
  • Passenger Who Was Paralyzed in DUI Sues Driver & Bars That Served Him (DNA)
  • MPC Looks at Batavia’s River Street and the Upcoming Shared Street on Argyle
  • Streets Near Damen Blue Stop Will Close to Overnight Traffic for Station Rehab (DNA)
  • Police Set Up Manned Barricades on Jonquil Terrace to Deter Crime (DNA)
  • CTA Tips for Chicago Marathon Runners and Spectators (RedEye)
  • Go Bronzeville‘s Ronnie Harris Launches Build It! Bronzeville Planning App (Crain’s)
  • Groovy New Mosaic Installed at Thornadale ‘L’ Stop (DNA)
  • Ex-Curitiba Mayor Discuses New Book “Urban Acupuncture” at MPC on 10/21, 5-7 P.M.

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Today’s Headlines

  • Pawar’s Survey Finds 85% of Respondents Want Lincoln Bus Service Restored (DNA)
  • Active Trans Will Testify Against the Illiana at Today’s CMAP Meeting
  • Nun Killed at Highwood Metra Crossing, 3 Years After a Similar Fatality at the Site (Gazebo)
  • 1 Teen Dead, Another Seriously Injured After Police Chase Ends in Crash (Tribune)
  • Some SW Side Metra & Bus Service Suspended in the Wake of Police Shooting (Sun-Times)
  • Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Sauganash Trail Sexual Assault (DNA)
  • Allstate Raising Insurance Rates for Most Illinois Drivers (Crain’s)
  • Video: Meet Polo-Playing Taxi Magnate Simon Garber (Sun-Times)
  • A Tribune Reporter Who Bikes Responds to Grossman’s “Get Off My Lawn” Piece
  • Hincapie (No, Not That Hincapie) Accused of Swapping Stolen Bike for Weed (RedEye)

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