Today’s Headlines

  • Big Turnout at Last Night’s Ashland BRT Advocate Social (Expired Meter)
  • Federal Shutdown is a Speed Bump for Ashland BRT Environmental Assessment (DNA)
  • Automated Speed Cameras Begin Issuing Tickets Today (CBS)
  • A Long List of Reasons Drivers Should Stop Bellyaching About Speed Cams (Tribune)
  • Man Charged in Grand Crossing Chase and Crash That Injured 3 (DNA)
  • Red Line Set to Reopen Sunday (Tattler, HuffPo)
  • 3 Dead in Glenview Garbage Truck Crash (Tribune)
  • Ordinance Against Reckless Driving in Funeral Processions Expected to Pass (DNA)
  • Emanuel Delays Renaming of Stony Island Avenue for Bishop Brazier (Sun-Times)
  • The Perks of Fall Bike Commuting (LGRAB)

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Why the Anti-Bus Rapid Transit Arguments Don’t Make Sense

I gotta hand it to the folks from the anti-bus rapid transit group the Ashland-Western Coalition, they’re nothing if not tenacious. On Wednesday they held another public meeting at Orlando Glass and Trim, 641 North Ashland Avenue, to discuss their strategy to derail the CTA’s plan to create fast, reliable bus rapid transit service on […]

Daniel Hertz Sets the Record Straight on BRT

A recent Sun-Times piece gave airtime to old-school Chicago Department of Transportation traffic engineer Tom Kaeser, gloomily predicting that the CTA’s Ashland bus rapid transit plan will cause carmageddon. Last week, in the wake of that article, University of Chicago public policy grad student Daniel Hertz cleverly debunked some of the arguments against creating fast, […]