Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 3

  • Emanuel Announces $10M Overhaul of Riverwalk From State Street to the Lake (Tribune)
  • Protesters Took Over LSD, Streets of Lakeview During Anti-Violence March (Tribune)
  • Gazette Chicago Gloats Over the Fact that the Ashland BRT Is Indefinitely Back-Burnered
  • After Death of Luster Jackson, Support for Protected Bike Lanes on Stony (Block Club)
  • Ex-Forest Preserve Worker Indicted for Homicide After Fatal On-the-job Crash (Tribune)
  • 2 Teens Abducted From CTA Bus Stops, Sexually Assaulted Within 4 Days (Patch)
  • Moody’s Boosts Outlook of CTA, RTA Debt (Crain’s)
  • The Tribune Looks at the Divvy Theft Problem
  • Batavia Offers Residents “Please Slow Down” Lawn Signs Before School Starts (Tribune)
  • Metra to Lolla Goers: “Give Regular Commuters a Break,” Don’t Ride AM Trains (Herald)

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  • david vartanoff

    While full BRT is blocked, in the MPC discussion posted on SB transit signal priority was discussed. Seems to me that since we absolutely want TSP for fire trucks, getting the hardware installed should be a joint CTA-CFD project. Once that is arranged for,putting TVMs at a few strategic stops and declaring all door boarding for Ventra users (card readers at rear doors) and we get the major time savers. By doing each of these baby steps independently, they should be easier to get through the political morass.