Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 11

  • The CTA Has Installed 66 New Bus Tracker Displays at 51 Rail Stations (CBS)
  • A Preview of What the Interior of the New 7000 Series CTA Cars Will Look Like (Sun-Times)
  • Drunk Driver Whose Passengers Drowned After He Drove Into Lake Avoids Prison Time (Tribune)
  • Ken Dunkin Ad: “We All Know the Feeling You Get When The Light Flashes” After You Blow a Red
  • CDOT Plans to Rebuild the 100-Year-Old Irving Park Bridge (DNA)
  • Union Station’s Stairs, Made Famous in “The Untouchables” Have Been Rebuilt (Tribune)
  • Yorkville Officials Are Urging Metra to Bring Commuter Rail Service to the City (Tribune)
  • UPS Driver Recognized for 25 Year With No Crashes Recommends Driving Slower (Tribune)
  • MPC Fellow James R. Reilly Discusses Illinois’ Infrastructure Crisis at April 4 Event

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  • Anne A

    I wish more drivers would follow the example of that UPS driver.

  • aweg

    I followed the MPC link down the rabbit hole and started reading about Accelerate Illinois. I’d love to see a future Streetsblog article that provides a rundown of and update (if there is one) on the various transportation infrastructure funding campaigns for the Chicago Region (FUND 2040, Transit Future, etc.)

  • Interestingly, if that under-bridge path at Irving Park is on the west bank, that will mean the Riverview trail will connect straight to Horner with no street crossings, making it even more useful.

    I wonder if this is going to be a template for the eventual rebuild of the Argyle bridge, which has the same narrow-and-vertiginously-climb problem as Irving Park, plus microscopic sidewalks, and a bike trail that could go under the bridge instead of crossing the street with no stop sign or other traffic control device.