Today’s Headlines for Monday, September 28
- ATA, MPC, and Lyft: To avoid post-COVID carpocalypse, walk/bike/transit-friendly streets needed (Sun-Times)
- CTA, Pace, and Metra release new, updated Ventra App
- Metra: No cuts in weekend service are currently planned (Daily Herald)
- IPD: Since Metra ridership has been down during COVID, they should gut the system
- Plans for Chicago to Rockford passenger rail service gain traction (Tribune)
- Right-wing state senate candidate: The Chicago-Rockford train would be an “expensive fantasy” (RR Star)
- Railway collisions plummet nationwide, but not in Illinois (Daily Herald)
- Driver of stolen vehicle crashed into Mag Mile Jewelry store Sunday afternoon (NBC)
- State rep LaShawn Ford led bike ride Sunday to bring awareness to the 2020 census (Tribune)
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