Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 2

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  • Infra bill will accelerate push to make remaining 42 CTA stations ADA-accessible (Tribune)
  • Man who fell from platform of Armitage/Western Blue station has died (NBC)
  • Male pedestrian, 50, was struck and killed  on Dan Ryan near 47th Street Tuesday morning (CBS)
  • After long delay on S. Red Line, driver who left booth was kicked in back by passenger (ABC)
  • Hyde Park police crackdown questioned; Proposed strategies include pedestrianizing 53rd (Block Club)
  • New York Times cites Divvy as a best practice for bike-share system expansion
  • South Shore residents say breakwaters are needed to protect neighborhood from flooding (Block Club)
  • Near 200 cars towed on first day of Chicago’s winter parking ban (Block Club)
  • Does the proposed new 36th Ward look more like a hot dog or a dachshund? (Block Club)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, December 1`

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  • Divvy bike-share rolls out new white-painted, “easier to ride” e-bikes
  • RTA preps budget, plans for an infrastructure windfall (Bond Buyer)
  • CPD: Man is in critical condition after falling 30 feet from Armitage/Western Platform (CBS)
  • Video: Trucker drags pinned car down I-294. Miraculously there were no injuries (NBC)
  • Driver plowed into a home in Niles. Miraculously there were no injuries (Tribune)
  • Thieves broke into Bucktown’s woman-centric BFF Bikes shop and stole at least 5 cycles (ABC)
  • CTA’s 2021 Holiday Bus rolls out Tuesday. Here’s the schedule, and how to ride it (NBC)
  • “Christmas Express” Metra train opens series of Waukegan Park District holiday events (Tribune)

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A scooter rider in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Photo: John Greenfield

Mobility leaders assess 5 years of e-scooters, and draw insights from the Chicago pilots

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Read the article citations here. E-scooters launched unexpectedly in the United States in the fall of 2017, wreaking havoc on many unsuspecting city residents and offering a novel new transportation option to others. Cities were forced to spring into action and formulate the best way to respond to this new mobility option. Policymakers ran the […]

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 30

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  • Kimball Jacks, 68, is the 2nd pedestrian killed by a driver on Greenwood Ave in Niles in 3 years (WGN)
  • Driver struck pedestrian in southwest-suburban Montgomery (Tribune)
  • Bond set at $500K for man accused DUI in crash that killed 3 people in October (CBS)
  • Early release denied for Indiana woman convicted in bus stop crash that killed 3 kids (NBC)
  • Former Bears star Dan Hampton arrested on DUI charges (Daily Herald)
  • CPD: 2 men, including one in wheelchair, robbed person in Grand Red station elevator (Fox)
  • SBC reporting on Ike expansion cited in Bloomberg article about infra spending

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Today’s Headlines for Monday, November 29

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  • Chicago officials say they’re optimistic about chances to win big federal infrastructure grants (Tribune)
  • Driver ticketed after fatally striking Kaidon Bell, 14, and critically injuring a girl, 12, in N. Lawndale (ABC)
  • Man died after driving into pole on Hayes Dr., which will be widened as part of Obama Center work (ABC)
  • Teen, 18, robbed, shot and critically wounded while riding bike in Austin, Chicago police say (ABC)
  • Alleged pickpocket stabbed North Ave. bus driver in 2nd stabbing of CTA employee in 2 weeks (NBC)
  • Rail unions countersue Metra over COVID vaccine policy (Progressive Railroading)
  • Wait, what? Smart Cities Dive says Chicago saw a *decrease* in cycling during the pandemic

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