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Today’s Headlines

  • Regional Transit Ridership Is Down for the Second Year in a Row (Sun-Times)
  • CTA Passes 2015 Budget With No Fare Hikes, More Service (Tribune)
  • State Rep Gives Up on Attempt to Override Quinn’s Veto of Ride-Share Bill (Crain’s)
  • San Hamel’s Lawyer Is Considering a Run for State’s Attorney (Sun-Times)
  • Developer Proposes Mixed-Use, Low-Parking Building Next to Montrose Brown Station (DNA)
  • 35th/Ashland Makeover, Including Wider Sidewalks, Will Wrap Up Soon (DNA)
  • Tacqueria Coming to Granville Stop; No Word If Station Will Get a Burrito Tracker (DNA)
  • Free Bikes Offered to Tenants of Building Owned by, Ironically, FLATS (DNA)
  • Terry’s Byke Haus Badly Damaged By Fire; Giant Waving Gorilla Spared (NBC)
  • Video: An Operator’s-Eye View of a Brown Line Ride (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Chicago Issues First City Ride-Share Licenses to Lyft & Sidecar (Tribune)
  • Taxi Industry Wants to Override Quinn’s Veto of Ride-Share Regulations (Sun-Times)
  • Tribune Editorial Praises CTA Fiscal Policies & Infra Improvements, Slams Ashland BRT Plan
  • Boosters Propose [Cough] “Sustainable Transportation Fund” to Bankroll Route 53 Extension (Tribune)
  • Yesterday’s Bus Barbecue Shut Down the Southbound Drive for Several Hours (Tribune)
  • Uber Jacked Up Prices During Tuesday’s Transit Meltdown (DNA)
  • Chicago Ranked Silver Again, Several ‘Burbs Join Bike Friendly Communities List (Bike League)
  • Starting Next Week, Metra Is Tweaking Schedules for 2 of Its Union Pacific Lines (Tribune)
  • IDOT Announces 2014 Funding Awards for Safe Routes to School (Active Trans)
  • IL Supreme Court Will Rule on Red Light Cam Lawsuit on Thursday (Expired Meter)
  • Robbery Suspects Fleeing Cops Crash Car Into Alsip Living Room (RedEye)
  • Thieves Smash Car Into Louis Vuitton Store & Bag Expensive Merchandise (Northbrook Star)

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Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Bus Catches Fire on LSD, No Injuries Reported (CBS)
  • Fire at Shuttered Lincoln Park School Impacts Brown & Purple Line Service (ABC)
  • Drunk Driver Who Served Time After Killing Teen Gets Arrested for Another DUI (Tribune)
  • After Anti-Bike Rant Published in Local Paper, Niles Residents Set Record Straight (Active Trans)
  • The CTA’s Strategy for Combatting Railcar-As-Bathroom Syndrome (RedEye)
  • Survival Tips for Winter CTA Riding (RedEye)
  • Is Waving the Way to Increase Civility on Our Roadways? (Active Trans)
  • Wilson Station Rehab Workers Salvage Terra Cotta From Majestic Building (Uptown Update)
  • Police Seize Tow Trucks From Company That Illegally Removed Car From Public Way (CBS)
  • A History of Chicago’s Modernist Municipal Parking Garages (Forgotten Chicago)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Metra Board Approves Nearly 11% Fare Hike, $100 Million Bond Sale (Tribune, Crain’s)
  • Dear Governor-Elect Rauner, Please Kill the Illiana Expressway (Tribune)
  • Advocates Call for Parity in Federal Tax Breaks for Drivers & Transit Riders (Tribune)
  • City Vows to Keep Streets Clear This Winters, Touts Improved Plow Tracker App (RedEye)
  • Jane Byrne’s Funeral Procession Travels from the NW Side to Lincoln Park Today (Tribune)
  • $100K Bail for Driver in Crash That Led to Amputation of Woman’s Hand (Sun-Times)
  • Wrong-Way Driver on Kennedy Caused Crash That Injured 4 People (Tribune)
  • Pizzeria Celebrates Return of Stolen Bike With Free ‘Za for Cyclists; 2 Arrests Made (DNA)
  • Meet Tony Coppoletta, the CTA’s Tweeter-in-Chief (Sun-Times)
  • Kimball Bus Will Detour Around Sewer Work Through January (DNA)
  • Anatomy of a Bike-Baiter: The Reader Dissects John Kass’ Trolling Methods
  • Hearing on Finkl Steel Redevelopment Wednesday 6 p.m. at Wicker Park Library (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Metra Will Borrow Money for Infra; Experts Say It’s About Time They Did (Tribune)
  • Orseno: We’re Taking Steps to Avoid Metra Delays If Another Polar Vortex Hits (NBC)
  • Lincoln Avenue Bus Advocates Planning to Rally at CTA Budget Hearing (DNA)
  • Fight Over Ride-Share Regulation Sparks Lobbying Frenzy in Springfield (Crain’s)
  • Bill Proposed to Change Illinois’ Zero Tolerance Marijuana DUI Law (Daily Herald)
  • “In the Loop”: A Roundup of What’s Going on In the Transpo World (MPC)
  • Residents in Low-Income Neighborhoods Pay More for Car Insurance (DNA)
  • So Far, Wilson Station Rehab Work Hasn’t Resulted in a Rat Plague (DNA)
  • You Can Try Out Metra’s Fancy New Seats This Month at Downtown Stations (Tribune)
  • Immortal Class” Author Appears In a Report on Safety-in-Numbers Effect (Inside Science)

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Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Has Confiscated 1,800 Fare Cards as Part of Fraud Crackdown (Sun-Times, RedEye)
  • Orseno Defends $100K-Plus Salaries of Many Metra Workers to RTA Chair (Sun-Times)
  • 49th Ward Aldermanic Hopeful Proposes Road Diet, PBLs for Sheridan (Facebook, Everyblock)
  • Roll With Me App Provides Wheelchair-Friendly CTA Directions (RedEye)
  • Proposed Logan Square Towers Aren’t as Dense as They Seem (City Notes)
  • Computer Crash Shuts Down All 138 State DMVs for a Day (CBS)
  • Bad Blood Between Parking Enforcement Aides & Police Officers (Expired Meter)
  • Stolen Bike Recovered After Security Footage of Theft Is Posted on YouTube (Tribune)
  • Video: Speeded-Up Footage of a Red Line Ride From the Driver’s Viewpoint (CBS)
  • A Dog of a Column From Notorious Bike-Baiter John Kass (Tribune)
  • City Notes Launches the Chicago Urbanist Calendar

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Today’s Headlines

  • Employees at Metra Car Manufacturer Claim Working Conditions Are Unsafe (Tribune)
  • Cyclist Dies a Few Weeks After Being Struck by 89-Year-Old Driver (Sun-Times)
  • 2 Women Seriously Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on the Stevenson (RedEye)
  • The Long-Awaited Cal-Sag Trail Is Finally Becoming a Reality (City Lab)
  • Jeff Park Transit Center Will Get New Crosswalk as Part of Blue Line Rehab (DNA)
  • Thursday Was the Last Day for Input on the Chicago Museum Campus Plan
  • Tinley Park Ditches RedFlex, May Increase Number of Red Light Cams (Tribune)
  • What Happened to the Riverwalk Construction Barge That Sunk Last Month? (Sun-Times)
  • Graffiti Removal Is Most Common Along the Orange, Pink & Blue Lines (Curbed)
  • Bike-Powered Compost Collection Service Launched on the South Side (DNA)
  • Jim’s Original Stand Is Being Displaced By 95th Red Line Stop Construction (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • “CTA Belmont Bypass Plan Overwhelmingly Rejected by [A Few Hundred] Voters” (DNA)
  • Bypass Referendum Shows How Local Politics Often Disenfranchise the Masses (City Notes)
  • Jeff Park P-Street Designation Passes City Council (DNA)
  • Metra Riders at Mundelein Hearing Seem Unfazed by Prospect of 11% Fare Hike (CBS)
  • 6 Hospitalized After Pileup on 900 Block of North LSD (Tribune)
  • Driver Who Killed Lida Xhelo Charged With DUI (Tribune)
  • Juvenile Center Employee Charged in Crash That Killed Officer on Motorcycle (Sun-Times)
  • Carly Rousso Will Not Get Prison Credit for Time Spent in Psychiatric Facilities (News-Sun)
  • Is Competition From Ride-Share Forcing Cabbies to Be More Polite? (DNA)
  • An Online Campaign Raised $10K for 4 Bike Corrals in Portage Park (DNA)
  • Argyle Station Has a Colorful New Mural (DNA)
  • Lincoln Square Doesn’t Make the Cut in the APA’s Great Places Contest (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Future of IL Transportation Is Unclear in the Wake of Rauner’s Apparent Victory (Tribune)
  • Durbin, a Strong Supporter of Transit & Bike Improvements, Returning to Senate (Sun-Times)
  • 62-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck After 2 Cars Collide on NW Side (Tribune)
  • CTA Says Demolition Work for Wilson Station Rehab Is On Track (DNA)
  • More on the Divvy Unionizing Efforts (Sun-Times)
  • Metra Trains Delayed by Track Fire at 47th Street Station (Sun-Times)
  • Former Mayor Jaime Lerner Discussed Curitiba’s BRT System at MPC
  • Portage Park Development Would Have 24 Units, 54 Parking Spots (DNA)
  • Video: Lakefront Divvy Bikes Were Blowin’ in the Wind During Halloween Storm (DNA)

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