Today’s Headlines for Monday, December 5

  • WTTW: Dozens of bus and train operators paid overtime for average weeks of 80 hours or more
  • A draft of RTA’s 2023 Regional Transit Strategic Plan will be released and available for public comment early this week
  • 1 dead in fiery semi / car crash on Dan Ryan early this morning, causing suspension of Red Line service (CBS)
  • Driver who died after fall from overpass during a 6-vehicle crash on the Dan Ryan IDed as David Ponce De Leon, 26 (ABC)
  • Officer was among 3 people after 3-vehicle crash involving CTA bus at North/Central in Austin (Sun-Times)
  • One writer’s thoughts on “violence, homelessness, bullies” on the Red Line (StreetSense)
  • Can tiny homes combat homelessness in Chicago? Lightfoot’s new budget follows lead of other cities (Tribune)
  • Wave of construction is bringing 650 new housing units to Uptown, many near Wilson ‘L’ station (Block Club)
  • Did La Spata force a bar to take down giant patio decorations for political revenge, or to preserve safe pedestrian sightlines? (CBS)
  • Aurora approves safe routes to school plan (Tribune)
  • After years in limbo, is it go-time for Route 53 extension land to become greenway? (Daily Herald)
  • You can spend four days circumnavigating Chicagoland on the Outerbelt Trail and still come home for dinner (Sierra)

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