Today’s Headlines

  • Transportation Officials Discuss Big Plans for Union Station (Sun-Times)
  • Active Trans Shares a State Transportation Platform With Gubernatorial Candidates
  • Ventra Records Used as Evidence to Charge Man With 3 Sexual Assaults on CTA (Fox)
  • Private Company Offering Service from Chicago to Madison on Vintage Rail Cars (Travel Pulse)
  • 7 Injured After CTA Bus Driver Crashes Into Parked Car in Oakland (Sun-Times)
  • Police Cracking Down on DUIs on North Side and in Back of the Yards This Weekend (DNA)
  • CTA Board Approves Contract for Security Guards at Parking Lots (RedEye)
  • Park District Selling Monthly Car Parking Passes at Loyola Beach for $129 (DNA)
  • Chicago Cycling Club Hosts a Bike Ride to a Yoga Studio (DNA)
  • Kickstarter Project to Post 100 Wacky Ads on Red Line Is Fully Funded (RedEye)

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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, […]