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Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 29

  • TransitCenter Releases Stats About Chicago Public Transportation Use (Active Trans)
  • In Chicagoland Mode Choice Really Depends on Where You Live (MPC)
  • MPC‘s MarySure Barnett Talks About Infrastructure on WGN
  • Metra May Build New Train Line From LaSalle Street Station to Balmoral Park (Tribune)
  • Chicago Man Get 3 Years for DUI Crash That Killed Girlfriend (Fox)
  • Two Men Have Been Robbing Passengers at Gunpoint on the CTA Trains (Sun-Times)
  • West Loop Development Boom Has Been Focused Around the Morgan Stop (Curbed)
  • Wrigleyville Anti-TOD Will Break Ground Next Week (Curbed)
  • Trolleys Might Work for Shuttling People Between Metra, MSI, Obama Museum (Tribune)
  • No Booze on Metra & Other Lollapalooza-Induced Transportation Annoyances (DNA)
  • Ride-Share Driver Who Returned Lost Wallet With $3K Is an Uber Mensch (Chicago)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 28

  • Transit Access Is One Reason Jackson Park Is Right Choice for Obama Library (Crain’s)
  • Schweiterman: Car Sharing Is Good for the City, So Why Is It So Heavily Taxed? (Crain’s)
  • 7 Injured, 6 Critically, in Washington Heights Crash (CBS)
  • CTA & Metra Launch Expanded Service for Lollapalooza (NBC)
  • …But Make Sure Your Phone Is Still Charged After Fest If You’re Using Ventra App (Tribune)
  • During Signal Trouble, Trains Were Unable to Enter Union Station’s South End (ABC)
  • Aurora Establishes a Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Council (Tribune)
  • Ex-NBC Anchor Launches Podcast Featuring Interviews With Lyft Passengers (Chicagoist)
  • New West Loop Development Would Have 627 Units, 300 Spots (Curbed)
  • TRF Webinar Today at Noon on Self-Driving Vehicles & Transit: RSVP at 312-362-5731

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 27

  • $25M TIGER Grant Awarded for Renovation of Garfield Green Line Station (eNews)
  • Mount Prospect Metra Station Is Being Renovated (Tribune)
  • Feds Rejects $110M Grant Request for South Side Railroad Grade Separation (Tribune)
  • 140-Unit, 28-Space TOD proposed for SW Corner of Armitage & Milwaukee (Curbed)
  • New Dodge Avenue Protected Lanes Are Facing NIMBY Opposition (Evanston Now)
  • Transformer Awards Will Recognize Those Working for Government Efficiency (Transform Illinois)
  • Free Bike Helmets Given Out to Kids at Ekhart Park in Noble Square (Sun-Times)
  • Navy Pier Renovation Could Include Sweeping, Elevate Walkway Over Lake (DNA)
  • Eric Allix Rogers Launches New Website for His Chicago Transportation Photos

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 20

  • A Black Former Naperville Resident Discusses Traffic Stops & Racial Profiling (Tribune)
  • Rosemont Is Paying $3.7M to Expand a Parking Garage Next to Its Village Hall (Herald)
  • Drive-Through Doughnut Shop Rejected Due to Concerns About Ped Safety, Congestion (DNA)
  • Ruth Page Dance Center’s Parking Lot Will Be Replaced by Housing (Tribune)
  • Curbed Checks Out the Apartments at the “Kenect” TOD Near the Blue Line’s Grand Stop
  • CDOT Is Doing a Lot of Repaving in the 19th Ward (DNA)
  • NW Indiana Releases New Walking, Biking & Boating Map (Active Trans)

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 19

  • An Update on Active Trans‘ Work Promoting 8-to-80 Bikeways in the ‘Burbs
  • Driver Charged With Homicide, DUI After Crashing Car, Killing Passenger (Tribune)
  • Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Passenger (DNA)
  • Blue Line Derailment Near Illinois Medical District Causes Service Delay (Tribune)
  • “Kenect” TOD Near Grand Stop Is Open, Work Starting Soon on Another TOD Nearby (Curbed)
  • TOD Proposed for a Very Narrow Lot Next to the Belmont Stop in Lakeview (Curbed)
  • Skokians Want Bike-Share, Probably Won’t Get It Anytime Soon (Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, July 18

  • Country Transportation Plan Pushes Better Funding for Walking & Biking (Tribune, DNA, ATA)
  • Active Trans Looks at Pace’s Pan for Pulse Rapid Bus Service From Evanston to O’Hare
  • Carter Says He’s Open to Tweaking 31st St. Bus Pilot to Help Ensure Success (Sun-Times)
  • Man, 53, Struck & Injured While Biking Across Metra Tracks in Morton Grove (Tribune)
  • Second Memorial Ride for Fallen Courier Blaine Klingenberg Held in Bakersfield, CA (ABC)
  • Bike Advocate: Police Ignore Threats to Cyclists on the South Side (Chainlink)
  • Tribune Looks at the Growth of Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing in Chicago
  • Wabash Is Closing Between Madison & Monroe for ‘L’ Station Construction (DNA)
  • South Chicago Velodrome Is in Danger of Closing Again Due to Insurance Requirements
  • Who Were Those Terrific Singers on the Chicago Avenue Bus? (DNA)
  • Lawrence Jaunt Bike Ride Series Kicks Off Thursday 7/21 With Ride to Argyle Night Market
  • Active Trans’ Kickstand Classic Fun Race & Fundraiser Happens 9/25 in Bartlett, IL

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 8

  • Black Lives Matters Activists Took Over Dan Ryan to Protest Police Shootings (NBC)
  • Streeterville Tower With 444 Units, 181 Spaces, Ready to Break Ground (Curbed)
  • Architect Asks Lucas to Reconsider, Suggesting Former U.S. Steel Site (Curbed)
  • DUI Crackdown in Albany Park This Weekend (DNA)
  • Foster Will Be Closed Between Foster & Pulaski Next Week for Sewer Work (DNA)
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune Lists Biking as One of Chicago’s Premier Tourist Attractions
  • Chicago’s 2016 Olympics Plan Included Dedicated Lanes on LSD for Olympic Traffic (DNA)
  • Barrel Down Lincoln Avenue on the #11 Bus for a Transit-Oriented Pub Crawl (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, July 7

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Injured West Ridge Man, 61, on Fourth of July  (DNA)
  • 3 Injured in CTA Bus/SUV Crash in North Lawndale (Sun-Times)
  • New Transit TIF Law Can Help Fund Red/Purple Work & Union Station Projects (MPC)
  • Chicago Tribune Looks at the Transit TIF Legislation
  • Work on Metra’s Ravinia Station Is Complete (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans Provides a Recap of the Cycle of Peace Bike Giveaway
  • No Surprise: Chicago’s Busiest Biking Streets Have the Highest Number of Doorings (Klest)
  • Steven Helped Create “PBR,” an App That Recommends Low-Stress Bike Routes (Chicago Inno)
  • 7/14 Urban Think & Drink: Why Is Minneapolis Growing Faster Than Chicago? (MPC)
  • Beverly Hills Cycling Classic Takes Place July 15 (Tribune)
  • MWHSRA Hosts Brown Bag With Train Manufacturer on July 26

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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 5

  • AAIM Study: Chicago DUI Arrests Have Dropped 50% Over Last Decade (DNA)
  • Teen Fatally Struck by Driver in South-Suburban Blue Island (ABC)
  • After Divvy Fatality, Bike Lawyers Discuss Danger of “Right-Hook” Crashes (Freeman, Keating)
  • Videos Show How Martha Gonzalez, Fatally Struck in 2009, Was Killed by CTA Bus Driver (Gazette)
  • Officer Provided 1st Aid to Cyclist Who Was Bleeding Profusely After Being Doored (Tribune)
  • Irizarry: Friends of the Parks Probably Won’t Fight the Obama Library (DNA)
  • Now That Lucas Museum Is Off the Table, How About Extending Lakefront in Evanston? (Curbed)
  • Contruction Means No Inbound Station From Irving Park Blue Stop for Much of July (DNA)
  • Active TransKids on Wheels Program Finishes Its Third Season
  • Lincoln Centre Building & Its Elevated Tennis Courts Are Coming Down for TOD (DNA)
  • Video: Footage From the Earliest Days of the CTA (DNA)
  • 10 Years Ago, No Everybody Was Happy With Having a Pink CTA Line (Chicagoist)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, July 1

  • Members of Disabled Community Angry That Ride-Share Law Doesn’t Require Accessibility (DNA)
  • Man Who Tried to Assault a Female Cyclist in Bridgeport Tried Again in Douglas (Trib, Sun-Times)
  • New Uber App Tracks Whether Drivers Are Speeding (Sun-Times)
  • Brown Line Service Resumes After Suspicious Package Investigation (Sun-Times)
  • Help Decide How the Cortland/Ashland Viaduct Will Be Made Over With Online Survey (DNA)
  • Lowered License Fee Means We May See More Produce Carts in Neighborhoods (DNA)
  • July Events on the Lakefront Trail (Active Trans)
  • Active Trans Will Host Meeting for Families of Crash Victims on 7/27

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