Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, October 11

  • Report: Midwest Infrastructure Is at risk From Climate Change-Related Damage (Tribune)
  • Editorial: To Avoid Fare Hike & Service Cuts, Metra Should Reduce Labor Costs (Herald)
  • Red Line Trains Stopped Twice Within a Half Hour Due to People on Tracks (Tribune)
  • The Sisters of Urban Planner and Activist Alma Zamudio Talk About Her Life (DNA)
  • DNA Looks at CDOT’s Efforts to Eliminate “Pork Chop Island” Slip Lanes
  • RTA Board Charmain Kirk Dillard Wins APTA’s Local Distinguished Award
  • McArthur Genius Rami Nashashibi Says Biking in Chicago Helps Him Find Balance (PBS)
  • Lyft Announces a Partnership With Chance the Rapper to Support CPS (DNA)
  • New Design for 33-Story Evanston TOD Shaves Off 3 Parking Spots (Curbed)
  • Chicago Taco Authority Taqueria Will Feature a Treasure Trove of Transit Memorabilia (DNA)
  • Bike Tour of Pullman Porter Museum, Big Marsh, and ACME Coke Plant on 11/12

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  • planetshwoop

    The Herald article has a point. The CTA shaved a lot of labor costs during one of its financial crises, and Metra hasn’t even tried. I think one has to be careful about how to ask for that (it shouldn’t have to mean outsourcing, cutting pensions, etc.) but what the right level of labor “inputs” might be examined.