Today’s Headlines for Monday, May 18

  • Chicago Council’s Sam Kling on how our city can avoid a post-pandemic traffic crisis (Tribune)
  • Herald: Don’t expect public transit to bounce back to ‘normal’ when COVID-19 retreats
  • Kamin: Lightfoot should rethink the closure of LFT, which prioritized driving over biking (Tribune)
  • Chicago Transit Board amends fund to aid CTA families affected by virus (Progressive Railroading)
  • Delivery driver turns self in after seriously injuring woman after dispute, fleeing (WGN)
  • Flooding causes chaos, requires fire dept. to use boats to rescue people on Lower Wacker (ABC)
  • Power outages, Metra delays after Loop ComEd vault fire (Sun-Times)
  • Red Line was service suspended between Garfield, 95th due to debris on tracks (Sun-Times)
  • Yellow Line derailment disrupts Red, Purple service as well (Sun-Times)
  • John responds to Crain’s op-ed calling pedestrian and bike infra “hard to justify”
  • UIC workshops on infrastructure for electric-powered transportation today 1-2:30 PM and on 6/15

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