Today’s Headlines for Monday, June 26

  • Gabriel Ciupeiu, 19, Fatally Struck After Biking on Red Line Platform, Falling Onto Tracks (WGN)
  • Police: Drunk Driver Causes 5-Car Crash Near Metra Tracks in Riverside (Sun-Times)
  • Police Searching for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman on Garfield Green Line Platform (DNA)
  • Metra Discusses Plan to Boost MED Service to Hyde Park, Reduce It Elsewhere (DNAHPK Herald)
  • Daniel Hertz on Why Ride-Share Won’t Replace Public Transit (Active Trans)
  • Tribune Looks at Active Trans’ Campaign for Bike Lanes on Milwaukee in Wicker Park
  • CTA Gets High Customer Satisfaction Marks; Wisniewski Test Rides an E-Bike (Tribune)
  • Zoning Cleared for Jeff Park Anti-TOD With 114 Units, 200 Spaces Near Transit Center (Curbed)
  • CTA Debuted a Rainbow-Themed Train in Honor of Pride Weekend (DNA)
  • Active Trans Leads Discussion of Improving Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park on 6/29 at Arc’Teryx
  • Graffiti and Gears Bike Tour of Murals and Other Street Art on July 16

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