Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, March 14

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  • Black and Latino Communities Have Disproportionately Longer Commute Times (MPC)
  • 7 Injured, 1 Critically, as Some 35 Drivers Crash on the Kennedy Expressway (Tribune)
  • The New York Times Checks Out the Bloomingdale Trail, La Villita Park
  • RTA Chair: To Keep Our Transit System Safe, We Need More Investment (Sun-Times)
  • Metra Wants Rider Input on Fare Options (Sun-Times)
  • Wilson Stop’s Elevator Could Open in Early Fall, Months Earlier Than Planned (DNA)
  • New Personal Injury Firm Specializes in Ride-Share-Related Cases (Tribune)
  • Download Thank You Cards for Workers for Upcoming Transit Appreciation Day (RTA)
  • City Plans to Use Riverside Face of the Merchandise Mart as a Projection Screen (Curbed)
  • Meeting to Discuss Lakefront Trail Separation 3/22, 4-7 PM in Lincoln Park (Active Trans)

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, March 13

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  • Illinois Gets Poor Marks in Its American Society of Civil Engineers Report Card (Chicagoist)
  • Active Trans Victim Advocate Was Injured by a Driver Who Ran Stop Sign, Wasn’t Ticketed
  • 1 Dead, 6 Injured After Robbery and Assault Suspect Crashes on the Eisenhower (Patch)
  • CTA Bus Driver Crashes Into Social Service Center in Craigin (NBC)
  • Volkswagen Settlement Could Lead to New Electric School Buses for Area Schools (Tribune)
  • 1800 Block of North Milwaukee Could See 2 Different TOD Projects (Curbed)
  • Brookfield Seeks Input on Active Transportation Plan (Active Trans)
  • “Pedalheads” Bike-Ed Classes Will Be Taught at 4 Outlets in CPS Schoolyards (DNA)
  • Open Thread: What Transportation Amenity Should Be Named After Obama (Curbed)
  • Low Line Community Meeting 3/28, 6-8 PM Lincoln-Belmont Library (Lakeview Chamber)

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Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 10

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  • Moreno, Maldonado Propose New Fees for Demolition, Deconversion Along The 606 (Tribune)
  • Sun-Times: CTA’s New VP of Legislative Affairs Was Recently Sanctioned by Ethics Board
  • 1 Dead, 2 Injured in Lake Shore Drive Rollover Crash (Tribune)
  • Fleet of 50 Cycles Purchased for Glenview Bike Education Classes (CBS)
  • 180 Rental Units, 84 Parking Spots Planned Near Chicago Brown Line Stop (Curbed)
  • Weber Spur Would Be a Key Link in a Continuous Chicago River Trail (Active Trans)
  • Are Drivers Allowed to Pull Into a Bike Lane While Parallel Parking? (The Chainlink)
  • A Doughnut Shop Is Opening Inside the Brown Line’s Wellington Stop (DNA)

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Instead of giving owners of expensive cars a tax windfall, Rhode Island lawmakers should be using car tax revenues to fund better bus service. Photo: Adam Moreira via Creative Commons

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The "regressive" label often gets trotted out by proponents of cheap motoring, whether they're opposing a gas tax, tolls, or car fees. The problem with this argument is that many poor people don't own cars and are harmed by a transportation system that prioritizes driving instead of transit.

Today’s Headlines for Thursday, March 9

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  • 41st Street Ped Bridge Project Put on Hold After IDOT Witholds $2M Contribution (Tribune)
  • Abandoned Parking Lot Next to N. Shore Channel Trail Will Be Turned Into a Park (DNA)
  • CTA Board Approves Extending the 31st Street Bus Pilot Another 6 Months (DNA)
  • Police Commander: It’s Getting More Common for Road Rage to Result in Gunfire (DNA)
  • Guzzardi Calls for Allowing Rent Control, Realtors Lobby Against It (Crain’s)
  • Divvy’s Place in the National Bike-Share Revolution (Vox)
  • Department of Finance Pledges More Enforcement of Bike Lane Violations (DNA)
  • On “A Day Without Women” Female CTA Workers Rallied for Better Conditions (ABC)
  • Driver Blows Stop Sign in Washington Park, Causing Multi-Vehicle Crash (NBC)
  • Metra MD-W Line Delayed After Wind Takes Down a Power Line in Elgin (Herald)
  • Why Aren’t Norridge and Harwood Heights Part of the City of Chicago? (DNA)

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