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    • CDOT Releases 2014 Bikeway Report, Plans to Extend Vincennes & Milwaukee PBLs This Spring
    • 43rd Ward Candidates Respond to Questions About Walking, Biking, and Transit (BWLP)
    • Amtrak Kicks in $12 Million for Union Station Work. Does This Mean No More Leaky Ceilings? (Sun-Times)
    • DUI Crackdowns Planned for Bridgeport & Gresham -- Which Had 2 fatal Crashes in 1 Week (DNA)
    • Opinion: Transportation Upgrades Would be a Benefit of Locating Obama Library in Lawndale (Crain's)
    • Transport Notes Checks Out the CTA's New Battery Electric Buses
    • Anti-Cam Candidate Pete DeMay Put 10,000 Fake Parking Tickets on SW Side Windshields (DNA)
    • Michael Withers Biked 267 Miles in a Week to Win Active Trans' Roll the Cold Challenge Crown
    • Ridiculous, Kickstarter-Funded "Squirrel Truth" Ads Debut on the CTA (RedEye)

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