Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 22

  • Alderment Tweak TOD Reform Ordinance to Give Themselves More Oversight (Tribune)
  • Burke Proposal for Downtown Congestion Tax Would Exclude Chicago Residents (CBJ)
  • Predictably, Suburbanites Are Outraged About the Idea (Herald)
  • Andy Shaw: Would It Make Sense to Combine Pace & Metra Into One Agency? (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Struck and Killed Cyclist in Woodstock, No Charges (Tribune)
  • AAIM Backs Law That Would Allow DUI Offenders to Drive After Using Breathalyzer (Sun-Times)
  • ABC: There Are 243 CTA Bus Crashes Per Year
  • Meanwhile, There Are 782 Motor Vehicle Crashes Per Day in Illinois (Tribune)
  • Cabbies Blast Emanuel’s Proposal to Allow Ride-Share Access to Airports (Sun-Times)
  • WBEZ Looks at Local Enforcement of Bike Laws
  • New Rental Building Near The 606 Asking for Nearly $5K Per Month (Curbed)
  • Chicago Bears Recorded Bus Announcements to Promote Riding Transit to Games (RedEye)

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  • J.B.

    That ABC report was just bad. Of course we should aim for 0 bus accidents and transit deaths per year, but to throw out the x accidents per y hours stats without any mention of how many people depend on buses to get around in the city or a comparison of the lack of safety in private autos was very disingenuous.

  • Yep, fear-mongering.

  • Rampage

    Glad the alderman have an opportunity to grease their pockets and hold sustainable development hostage. Top down planning is preferred, unfortunately power hungry alderman get to continue to stand in the way od progress and freedom.


Today’s Headlines

Pedicabbers Say New Ordinance Would Put Them Out of Business (Sun-Times) Lakeview Property Owners Sound Off on the CTA Flyover (DNA) 1 Killed, 3 Injured When Van Driver Crashes Into CTA Bus (Tribune) Left-Turning Van Driver Fatally Strikes Cyclist in Roselle (CBS) Driver Charged With DUI After Killing Female Pedestrian in Austin (DNA) 5 Injured […]

Headlines for Monday, August 15

Spike in IL Traffic Fatalities Coincides With Raising of Speed Limits on Rural Interstates (SJR) Law Center: Plan for Highway Near Lockport Would Unfairly Impact Minorities (Tribune) Chicago Is a Leader in Creating Walkable New Construction (Curbed) New Section of Elston Bypass With Curb-Protected Bike Lanes to Open Tuesday (DNA) Emanuel’s Former Chief of Staff Going […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, October 26

A Look at the Many Infrastructure Projects on the CTA’s Plate (Tribune) With a Huge Revenue Stream, Illinois Tollway Plans Highway Expansion (Tribune) Schlickman: Return of Express Bus Service on Ashland Paves the Way for BRT (Tribune) Uber & Chicago Urban League: 5K New Drivers Have Joined From South, West Sides (DNA) Cochrane: Create a […]

Today’s Headlines

Chicagoland Traffic Is Among the Most Unreliable in the Country (Tribune, Sun Times, NBC) West Side Business Owners Fear BRT But Andersonville Embraces It (RedEye) City Hiring 100 Traffic Aides to Shepherd Cars During Red Line South Reconstruction (ABC) CDOT gets $1 million for North Shore Channel Trail Bike Bridge (Bulldog) Head of Infrastructure Trust […]

Today’s Headlines

Metra CEO Claims Fare Hike Not Responsible for Decline in Ridership (Active Trans) Brown, Purple Service Interruptions Start Due to Wells Bridge Construction (Tribune) #33 Mag Mile Express Bus to Stop Running After CTA, Metra Fail to Make Deal (Tribune) Off-Duty Firefighter Charged With Reckless Homicide in Fatal Tinley Park Crash (Tribune, Sun-Times) CTA Driver […]

Today’s Headlines

Red Light Camera Firm’s Chairman Resigns After Gift to Ex-CDOT Official Revealed (Tribune) City’s Plans to Use P3s to Fund Red Line Expansion, Ventra, Warrant Skepticism (Gapers Block) City Hosts Taxi Driver Job Fair (Sun-Times) Truck Crashes into Lincoln Park Bank Early This Morning (Tribune) Snow Truck Crashes into Pace Bus in Glenview; Two Injured […]