Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 11

  • Active Trans Trail Plans Identifies 4 Areas Where Connections Can Be Improved
  • Another Bike Crash on Lower LSD Highlights Need for Flyover Detour (Active Trans)
  • Semi-Truck Driver Crashes Into Lansing Apartment Building (ABC)
  • Man Charged With DUI After Head-on Crash With Tree in Riverside (Sun-Times)
  • 61 Metra Bridges Are in “Poor” Condition, in Need of Repair (CBS)
  • Morton Grove Has a Pedal-Powered Bookmobile (Tribune)
  • “Tour de Taps” Beer Cycles Rolled Out at Soldier Field (Eater)
  • New Geneva, IL, Bike Racks Are Shaped Like Swedish Dala Horses (KCC)
  • 300 Catholics Biked From Merrillville to Summit as Part of Religious Pilgrimage (Tribune)
  • 9/27 Leadership Training Session for SW Side Transportation Advocacy (Active Trans)
  • Open House on October 13 and 14 Includes CTA’s Skokie Repair Shop (Block Club)

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  • Chicagoan

    I toured the Skokie Shops during Open House a few years ago and it was such a cool experience, make sure to sign up ASAP.

  • Chicagoan

    Could somebody explain how the CTA’s windows on the buses and trains work? Are they all randomly locked or unlocked? I was on one of the steamier Red Line rush hour cars in recent memory and I tried to open a window with no luck.

  • I can’t see the Trib article about the pedal-powered bookmobile (I’m in London, so GDPR). But we’ve had one of those in Bloomington ( for – I don’t know, maybe ten years? I’ve volunteered with it a few times, and as community building efforts go, it’s really amazing. That’s an idea that should spread everywhere.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Try Googling the title of the article to access it.

  • Kevin M

    I think the conductor holds the keys to the locks to the bus and train windows. I’ve seen them open or close them with a key. I think the windows being open or closed is at the discretion of the conductor.

  • Quincy Wagstaff

    It’s not the paywall, the Trib hasn’t updated their privacy policy to conform with the EU law.

  • Courtney

    Makes sense. There is a lock on the windows on the train cars.
    I wish the bus windows were easier to open. Sometimes the bus smells (either body odor or someone’s really strong and toxic cologne/perfume), it’s too hot or cold for conditions, etc.

  • Carter O’Brien

    Sounds like yet more evidence to get those giant quadcycles off of the LFT. It’s not like this situation is new, it’s just more glaringly ridiculous thanks to the close-but-no-cigar unfinished flyover.