Today’s Headlines for Thursday, September 19

  • Lightfoot opposes reduced Metra fares, argues that it would hurt CTA ridership (Tribune)
  • Metra schedules affected by Positive Train Control installation (Sun-Times)
  • 2 police officers injured in East Garfield Park crash (CBS)
  • Serious crime has doubled on the ‘L’, despite the CTA adding thousands of security cameras (Tribune)
  • WTTW looks at the Dickens Greenway controversy
  • Evanston panel rejects plan for 19-story senior living building near Davis stations (Evanston Now)
  • John and other transportation pundits weigh in on the consequences of a hypothetical Chicago transit strike (Chicago Mag)

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– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago