Today’s Headlines for Monday, February 27

  • Ashland, a Proposed BRT Corridor, Is the Deadliest Street for Pedestrians (Tribune)
  • Meanwhile, Ashland BRT Opponent Romanelli Wants Safety Changes on Lake Street (DNA)
  • How Transit-Oriented Development Can Be Used to Fight Poverty (MPC)
  • Tribune: City’s “People Plaza” Program Has Failed to Achieve Liftoff
  • Police Ticketed Messenger Who Was Struck by a Cabbie, But the Driver Blew a Red (Keating)
  • Schaumburg Mayor Ticketed for Leaving the Scene of a Crash (Herald)
  • Metra CEO Don Orseno Plans to Retire at End of Year (Tribune)
  • Metra Official: We Need to Address Our Pedestrian Fatality Problem (Patch)
  • Computer Glitches Caused Amtrak and Metra Delays at Union Station Last Week (Tribune)
  • Open Thread: What Changes Do You Want to See on the CTA (Curbed)
  • Inverse Looks at the Transit Future Proposal to Create New ‘L’ Lines
  • Take an Active Trans Survey on Improving Bus Service

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  • Batboy

    The bicyclist concede he went through the ref light and caused the crash. Please revise the title. Thanks

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Our headline is accurate: The westbound cab driver ran a red, since, as you can see from this screen shot, north-south pedestrians had a Walk signal prior to the crash, and there’s a moment of red time for opposing traffic before the Walk signal is activated. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that the driver was unlicensed. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9251c3618d21c6935f605a88e6823600404042f27c3130305b16e02c050bde4f.png

  • Batboy

    My mistake . I did not click on 2nd link. Sorry about that.

    I hope that justice is served here and that the bicyclist fully recovers.