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July CTA board meeting touches on public safety, union issues, creating a transit-friendly DLSD

A board member asked for assurance that the CPD's focus on the upcoming DNC at the United Center won't make transit less safe in the rest of the city.

July 18, 2024
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CDOT is installing a lot more bikeways in 2024. Here’s an interactive map of the locations.

The Ward Wise civic tech group at Chi Hack Night put together the map, and graciously allowed Streetsblog to publish it.

There’s no shame in the Critical Mass “corking” game. But after violence two months in a row, let’s increase the peace

Enraged drivers assaulted CCM riders blocking intersections on the Near North Side and in Uptown, including shots fired. What's the right way forward?

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Advocates provide bikes to migrants, request help from CDOT to meet growing demand

Donation organizers say unless funds are freed up from a larger entity, bike distribution to asylum seekers is going to stay in crisis mode indefinitely.

Equiticity, Englewood Arts Collective lead community walk promoting effort to reopen Racine Green stop

Participants were also able to check out the Go Green on Racine Community Fresh Market as part of the Fall Fest Community Walk.

The photo project Chicagoans Who Bike encourages more people to ride, one story at a time

Photographer and interviewer Viktor Köves talks to residents he meets all over the city about their cycling habits, with the goal of getting more folks on spokes.

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How can we avoid fiscal derailment? Transit agencies, chambers of commerce take opposite sides on the consolidation debate

RTA, CTA, Metra, and Pace chiefs said they need more funding but are opposed to unification. The chamber leaders said the agencies shouldn't get one without the other.

CTA, Metra, and Pace ridership have been recovering this year, but still have a long way to go to reach pre-COVID-19 levels.

The Regional Transportation Authority recently discussed the bright sides of the local bus and train picture. But looming in the background is the $730 million Chicagoland transit fiscal cliff.

NIMBYs target Ashland extension, and advocates discuss CTA’s 5 Better Streets for Buses corridors and Bus Vision Project.

Will Ashland opponents try to kill the plan at Wednesday's Transportation committee meeting? And ATA and CTAction respond to the transit agency's bus network plans.

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