Today’s Headlines

  • RTA Investigating Ventra Snafus (Tribune, NBC)
  • Local Politicans Unhappy With Low DBE Participation in Ventra Contract (Sun-Times)
  • Preckwinkle Appoints Ex-Banker to RTA Board (Tribune)
  • Driver hits 4 Cars and Flees After Fight Near Zoo; No Injuries (Tribune)
  • After Pedestrian Injuries, New Stoplight at Broadway/Balmoral (DNA)
  • One Month Later, Red Line Rehab Still Getting Rave Reviews (Active Trans)
  • Why Guys Like John Kass Are so Upset About Cycling (Chicago)
  • Discussing Divvy Design (DNA)
  • A Message From a “Little Bike Person” to the “Extra-Large Car People” (RedEye)
  • The Bicycle Film Festival Returns to Chicago (DNA)
  • Ventra Rappers Talk About Their Song (DNA)

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LSD Redesign Process Could Stop Road From Becoming a Superhighway (Tribune) Ventra Rollout Moves Forward (Tribune, Tattler) Residents Welcome Speed Cameras on Foster (DNA) Chicago to Start Using Microradar to Count Pedestrians (Forbes) Metra Scandal Has Cost Taxpayers $250K in Legal Fees So Far (Sun-Times) RTA Set to Award Contract to Firm Co-Owned by Former […]

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Citizens Vent About Ventra at CTA Budget Hearing (Tribune, Sun-Times) A Sarcastic Guide to the Benefits of Ventra (HuffPo) Active Trans Leads Study to Improve the Illinois Prairie Path Man dies in Rollover Crash on Dan Ryan at 87th (Tribune) Charges Filed Against Trucker Who Fell Asleep at Wheel, Killing Trooper (Tribune) Vet Stops Woman’s […]