Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 16

  • WBEZ: Chicago’s mayoral candidates want to fix the unreliable, unsafe and downright filthy CTA
  • ATA: Better bus service is a crucial election issue
  • Tribune: With ridership at only 40% of pre-pandemic, Metra’s way forward is a switch from commuter to regional rail
  • Driver struck and critically injured an elderly man at Main/Michigan in Evanston (ABC)
  • Man charged after taking a gun on CTA bus at 66th/Western in Marquette Park (FOX)
  • ATA: Chicago, Bike Grid Now! pushes for easy-to-implement bicycle infrastructure
  • After a warm week, today’s 2-3″ snowfall could make the evening commute a dangerous mess (Block Club)
  • Taking a day trip on the entire length of the #9 Ashland bus, Chicago’s longest route (Chicago magazine)

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