Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, November 27

  • Cabbies react to the new ride-hail tax, decrease in the taxi medallion license renewal fee (Tribune)
  • Victim-blaming about the Carla Aiello and Lee Luellen bike fatality cases in Austin Weekly News
  • Man critically injured by CTA bus driver last month in Chatham is suing the CTA (Sun-Times)
  • Possible Metra extension into Kendall County focus of upcoming meetings (Tribune)
  • While State Sen. Sandoval chaired the Transportation committee, relatives were given transit jobs (Sun-Times)
  • Faulty e-Citi Bikes were stripped of electric parts (so not a safety hazard) and rebranded as Divvies (Daily News)
  • Life-size bear sculptures are coming to the Pedway this winter (Loop Alliance)

Streetsblog Chicago will be off for the holiday and resume publication on Monday. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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Thanks for your support, and enjoy your autumn.

– John Greenfield, editor, Streetsblog Chicago