Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, October 17

  • $2.07M in Budget Set Aside for Jobs for Ex-Offenders, Including CTA, Greencorps (Block Club)
  • CBS Looks at Chicago Drivers’ Failure to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalks
  • 26 People Hurt, None Seriously, After #71 Bus Driver Hits Pole in Grand Crossing (ABC)
  • Name of Hegewisch Thrift Shop Honors Twin Sisters Who Died in a Crash (CBS)
  • Metra’s Threat of Service Cuts Fails to Grab State’s Attention (Daily Herald)
  • Lake Forest Approves $100K for Enhanced Milwaukee District-North Service (Tribune)
  • Metra to Replace Collapsed Wall on Rte. 45 Bridge Near Libertyville (Tribune)
  • Affordable TOD with 54 Units, 20 Spaces Read to Rise in Rogers Park (Curbed)
  • Dukmasova: Cook County Is Coming Up With Creative Ideas to Address Poverty (Place Journal)

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  • Austin Busch

    Per CBS: “On Tuesday afternoon, a CTA double-decker bus made a bold left turn from Washington onto Michigan Avenue.”

    I think they meant an double-length bus. Otherwise, wow, I didn’t think any news organization would actually report on something like this.

  • Jeremy

    I wonder if they are trying to make up for the report about the curb protected bike lanes.

  • Courtney

    I saw that as well and thought, “There are no double-decked CTA buses….” though I kinda wish we did have that. The double-decker electric buses that Los Angeles recently bought look pretty cool.
    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/07/electric-double-decker-buses-are-coming-to-la/565016/