Today’s Headlines

  • Coalition Pushes for a More Ped-, Bike- and Transit-Friendly LSD (Active Trans, CBS)
  • Ethics Panel to Investigate Madigan Patronage Allegations (Tribune)
  • Bill Daley Calls for Abolishing the RTA, a “Bureaucratic Frankenstein” (Journal-Register)
  • The RTA Ain’t Pretty But It Is Necessary (Sun-Times)
  • Who Gets to Appoint the Local Transit Board Members? (Sun-Times)
  • Driver, 89, Dies After Submerging SUV in Arlington Heights Pond (Tribune)
  • Woman Sues Metra, Claiming Faulty Crossing Gate Led to Husband’s Death (Tribune)
  • Michael Keating Named Chair of National Bicycle Litigation Committee (Keating)
  • Happy 50th Birthday to the Lakefront Trail (Trails for Illinois)
  • Sundresses and Step-Through Bikes: a Great Combo for Summer Commuting (Ding Ding)

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A Clearer, More Concise Regional Transit Proposal From Senator Biss

At least one Illinois legislator supports a unified transit agency, even though RTA board chairman John Gates and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have declared their opposition. Senator Daniel Biss (D-9th, Evanston, Glenview) published a proposal [PDF] back in November, saying “the CTA, Metra, and Pace should combine into a single new Regional Transit Authority.” That was […]