Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 19

  • An Update on the Chicago Riverwalk Project & Cleanup of the River (Chicago Reader)
  • Metra Restarts Work on Extending Service to Kendall County (Tribune)
  • Police: Gold Coast Road Rage Shooting Leaves 2 People Injured (DNA)
  • Chainlink Members Discuss Last Night’s Ride of Silence Memorial to Fallen Cyclists
  • Active Trans Wraps Up 2-Week Bike Ed Class for High School Students
  • Multiple Incidents on CTA Tracks Caused Delays on Yesterday’s Evening Commute (NBC)
  • Noise Wall Proposed for the Stevenson Expressway in the 11th Ward (DNA)
  • Summer by Rail Train & Biker Blogger Praises Chicago Cycling Infrastructure
  • Summer by Rail Also Checked Out the Transit Center and Bikeways in Normal, Illinois
  • Chicago’s Becoming More Like Amsterdam: People Are Throwing Bikes in Our Waterways (DNA)
  • Active Trans’ Clare McDermott Discusses Their Upcoming Bike the Drive Ride (WGN)

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Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 4

Illinois Owes Local Governments $181 M in Fuel Tax Revenue (Herald) Emanuel: Ride-Share Companies Will Get Access to Airports Within 2 Weeks (Tribune) Jeff Park Master Plan May Call for More TOD, Walkable Business District (DNA) A Roughly Equal Percentage of Rich & Poor People Bike to Work in Chicago (Chicago Mag) Active Trans Launches […]

Today’s Headlines for Monday, August 10

Tribune Editorial Endorses Emanuel’s Expanded TOD Ordinance Proposal Rauner Signs Law Allowing People With 4 DUIs to Drive With Breathalyzer in Car (Herald) 2 Drivers Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on the Eisenhower in Bolingbrook (Tribune) Active Trans: Transit Future Could Help Fund Red Line Extension Getaround Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Launches in Chicago (Tribune) New 1.7-Mile Stretch […]

Today’s Headlines

Metra Will Allow Bikes on Early-Morning Inbound Trains, Abolish Blackout Days (Tribune) Despite $8.1 Million Renovation, O’Hare Line’s Damen Stop Won’t Be ADA Accessible (DNA) Active Trans Launches Petition Drive To Show Support for Evanston Bike Plan Park Ridge Metra Station House May Close If City Doesn’t Sign New Lease (Tribune) Why Do Some People […]

Today’s Headlines

120-Plus People Showed Up for North Side BRT Hearing (Expired Meter) More Writeups of the South Side Open House (DNA, Chicagoist, Medill) Tranpo Experts: BRT Is an Affordable Way to Build New Rapid Transit Lines (Medill) Father Pfleger Accuses CTA Union Boss of Killing Ex-Offender Program (Tribune) All CTA Buses Have Been Outfitted With Better […]

Today’s Headlines

Mayor Lauds 22 Percent Drop in CTA Crime, But Ridership Is Also Down (RedEye) Chicago Mag Ponders Chicago’s Transpo Future, With Input From Streetsblog RedEye Takes a Look a the Lake Shore Drive Planning Process Work Underway to Make North Avenue in Austin and Oak Park Safer for Peds (Active Trans) Why Does Citi Bike […]

Today’s Headlines

Bixi, Which Makes the Equipment for Divvy, Files for Bankruptcy (Tribune, Sun-Times) Ex-CDOT Engineer’s Says BRT Won’t Work Due to Chicago Exceptionalism (Sun-Times) Lake-Effect Snow Likely to Cause Transportation Headaches Today (Sun-Times, DNA) Nonprofits Say $3 Ventra Cards Make It More Expensive to Help Clients (Tribune) City Extends RedFlex Red Light Cam Contract Another 3 […]