Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 23

  • Full City Council Will Vote on Car2Go Pilot Next Week (Tribune)
  • Active Trans: Car2Go Would Give People More Options, Potentially Reduce Car Ownership
  • Editorial: N. Branch Makeover Needs a More Ambitious Riverfront Parkland Plan (Tribune)
  • #71 South Shore Buses Temporarily Rerouted Due to Street Blockage (Sun-Times)
  • Woman Charged With Punching Lake County Judge on Metra Train (Tribune)
  • Joravsky and Glowacz Discuss TODs, Bus-Bunching & the Primary Election (ChiGov)
  • Would Pylons for a Proposed Aerial Tramway to Navy Pier Crowd the Riverwalk? (Curbed)
  • Richard Wronski Takes a Look at the LaSalle Street Station Rehab Project

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  • Chicagoan

    Is it possible for another Metra line to be re-routed into LaSalle Street Station? It’s in a nice area with the Board of Trade, Sears Tower, and Stock Exchange nearby. I know that one of the platforms is used to hold a vintage train, so there’s space available.

  • Kevin M

    Metra has plans to re-route its SWS trains from Union Station to LaSalle once the “75th Street Corridor Improvement Project” is funded and completed. This will not only capitalize on existing capacity at LaSalle, but it will also relieve capacity constraints on Union’s south concourse to possibly allow for more BNSF or Amtrak trains to run in to there.