Today’s Headlines

  • CTA to Bill Cubic Up to $33,750 for Ventra Outages (Tribune)
  • New Ventra Issue: System Overriding Chase Debit Card PINs (Crain’s)
  • Progressive Caucus Asks if It’s Time to Fire the Ventra Contractor (Sun-Times)
  • Delays in Processing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants (Tribune)
  • Man Gets 50 Years for 2009 Road Rage Killing (Tribune)
  • Tour Bus Driver Gets 34 Years for Fatal Streeterville DUI, Sex Abuse Case (Sun-Times)
  • Sycamore Man Pleads Guilty for DUI Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old Boy (Tribune)
  • CTA Narrows List of Potential Wilson Contractors Down to 5 Candidates (DNA)
  • Metra Grayland Station to Get Pedestrian Refuge Island (DNA)
  • SF’s Embacadero’s Waterfront Revitalization Is a Model for Chicago (Active Trans)
  • Rules About Pets on the CTA (DNA)
  • Ventra “Quick Is Here” Bus Ad Editorialized With Graffiti (Tattler)

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  • I wish they’d allow pets in carriers on the Metra.

    Or do what London does and allow small dogs on the train without a carrier. You just have to be able to hold them in your hand. I never saw this as a problem. In Paris I saw it all the time although it’s technically prohibited… The only time it was a nuisance was when a woman let the dog sit on the seat next to her during rush period.

    Of course one person’s bad pet can spoil this for everyone…

  • Alex_H


  • In a cage, the fur will still get out…

  • bartm

    Crains: Chase backs off claim that Ventra went around PIN protections

    “A spokeswoman for JPMorgan Chase & Co. late today backed off charges that Ventra somehow was overriding restrictions on Chase debit cards, improperly billing customers for fares even though card holders had not entered the required personal identification number.”