Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 25

  • Alberto Bocanegra, 39, Killed After Confronting Driver Who Struck Woman on Group Ride (CBS, ABC)
  • Boy, 15, Turns Himself in for Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Cyclist, 67, Near Trail (CBS)
  • John Talks With CBS Chicago About the Recent Bike Crash and Injury Epidemic
  • Cop Endangers People By Driving the Wrong-Way Down Streets to Write Tickets (CBS)
  • Bus Drivers Rally for Safer Working Conditions; Attackers Charged With Felonies (Sun-Times)
  • Navy Pier Flyover Project Misses Another Deadline, Is Delayed Once Again (WBEZ)
  • MDOT Makes Case for 2nd Daily Amtrak Run From Twin Cities to Chicago (Star Tribune)
  • Metra Launches 13th Annual Train Safety Poster and Essay Contest (Herald Courier)

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  • Anne A

    A second daily train between Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul would likely create a HUGE increase in ridership. I have friends and family in the Twin Cities and would like to visit more often. I don’t want to fly for that short a distance, but it’s too long to drive.The current train schedule (and its unreliability – especially on return trips) puts serious limits on how often I can get there. I know people in both places who feel similarly.

  • Carter O’Brien

    That’s a whole different level of road rage re: the hit and run driver who summoned a friend with a gun. What are these people thinking?

  • Tooscrapps
  • Kevin M

    Yeah, this was reported in yesterday’s SBC News. Very alarming–especially alongside the recent slew of hit-and-runs.

    Something about the state of our city and the state of our law enforcement seem to be feeding or allowing an increase misanthropic motorists acting with impunity.

  • rwy

    Don’t they need that third track?

  • Austin Busch

    The third track is specifically for high speed service to Milwaukee. I’m assuming a second trip to Minneapolis would also be slowed down by freight traffic, and would be scheduled to avoid rush-hour Metra trains.

  • Tooscrapps

    Must have missed it on my first pass, sorry.

  • Second trip, if simply Chicago to Minneapolis and back would likely have a better reliability. What throws off the return trip now is that the train starts in Seattle and has lots of opportunity to be off schedule.