Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 9

  • CTA Board Will Vote Today on $2B Contract for 846 New 7000 Series Rail Cars (Tribune)
  • Metra Expands System That Allows Employees to Report “Close Calls” Anonymously (Sun-Times)
  • USDOT: Illinois Will Get $71M Windfall for Transportation Projects From Unused Earmarks (Herald)
  • Active Trans: Why No Public Money Should Be Used for O’Hare Express Train
  • Number of Taxi Rides Taken From O’Hare Plummeted After Ride-Share Was Granted Access (DNA)
  • The March for Civil Rights for Immigrants Will Take Over Washington Park Tomorrow (DNA)
  • South Shore Line Offering Free Westbound Rides Next Week (Crain’s)
  • Fire Department Activity Delayed Red & Purple Trains on North Side (Sun-Times)
  • State Lawmakers Propose Allowing Concealed Carry on Public Transportation (SJR)
  • 2 Parking-Light South Loop Towers Go Before the Plan Commission Next Week (Curbed)
  • Addison Underbridge Connector Is Now the Riverview Bridge; Work Could Start in Late 2016 (DNA)
  • Man Jams Cell Service on Red Line, Forcing Riders to Pay Attention to World Around Them (Tribune)

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