Today’s Headlines for Monday, October 17

  • $15M Belmont Blue Upgrade Will Include Permanent Prepaid Boarding (Curbed)
  • Metra Proposes 5.8% Fare Hike to Take Effect February 1 (DNA)
  • CTA Gets $400K Grant to Incorporate Divvy Info, Payment Into Ventra App (FTA)
  • Ventra App Has Been Downloaded 1 Million Times (Tribune)
  • Tribune Looks at the Transportation Lockbox Amendment
  • Four ‘L’ Stations Will Receive Artwork From Award-Winning Artists (CTA)
  • Woman’s Arm Partially Severed in Kennedy Rollover Crash (Sun-Times)
  • Driver Gets 3 Years for DUI Crash That Killed Passenger (Sun-Times)
  • Police Warn of String of Robberies Onboard Forest Park Branch (NBC)
  • Ravenswood Residents Pass Judgement on Diverter Before Test Is Over (Tribune)
  • Ben Joravsky Discusses Divvy TIF Funding With Dave “Mr. Bike” Glowacz (ChiGov.com)
  • Hearing on Bike Improvements to Chicago, Sheridan in Evanston Tonight (Northwestern)

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