Today’s Headlines for Thursday, October 3

  • Advocates for cheaper, more frequent Metra service state their case on “Chicago Tonight
  • Pritzker wants embattled state senator Martin Sandoval gone from the transportation committee (Sun-Times)
  • Van driver strikes woman, 69, near McCormick Place, vehicle flips over, catches fire (ABC)
  • 2 Chicago police officers injured in Oak Park T-bone crash (Tribune)
  • Family of Woodfield Mall attacker, who has schizophrenia, hope he won’t be convicted of terrorism (Tribune)
  • Lyft: Unlike in NYC, we will not block riders from accessing Divvy bikes via the Transit app (WTTW)
  • According to a Lime Survey, support for Chicago e-scooters is strongest among Latino & Black residents
  • 5 dockless electric scooters found in the river near Diversey and Logan (CBS)
  • Uber Works, an on-demand staffing service from the ride-hailing giant, launches in Chicago (Crain’s)
  • Bike Lane Uprising throws a 2-year birthday party 10/9, 6-8 PM at Kasey’s Tavern, 701 S. Dearborn

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Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago