Today’s Headlines for Thursday, December 30

  • About 50 people showed up for last night’s protest of Halsted bike lane removal for Amazon turn lane
  • Equiticity and CMAP discuss the latest CTA ridership findings (WTTW)
  • UIC’s P.S. Sriraj, transit agencies discuss what it will take for ridership to return to normal (Tribune)
  • Metra is planning major hiring push as more downtown commuting expected in new year (CBS)
  • Forest Preserve District of Will County’s bike collection program set a new donated bike record of 147 (Tribune)
  • A friendly reminder from ATA: Please shovel your sidewalk this winter
  • Reminder: CTA, Pace, and Metra are offering free rides for New Year’s Eve (NBC)

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