Today’s Headlines

  • Quinn Names a Panel to Reform Regional Transit, Which Is a Tall Order (Crain’s, ABC)
  • Governor Wants to Eliminate Salaries for Transit Board Members (Sun-Times)
  • Red Line Rehab Is Chugging Along (CBS)
  • Woman Gardening Killed When Boy Gets in Driver’s Seat, Accidentally Hits Gas (NBC)
  • Businesses Say They’re Opening on Ashland to Take Advantage of BRT (Patch)
  • August 20 Workshop Will Brainstorm Ways to Make Clark More People-Friendly (DNA)
  • Blackhawks Parade Was CTA’s Second-Highest Ridership Day (RedEye)
  • Ventra Info Session in Boystown Wednesday (DNA)
  • Ventra Twitter Feed Gets “Hashjacked” (DNA)
  • Active Trans PSA Uses Emoticons to Highlight Danger of Distracted Driving (Active Trans)

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