Editor's note: After being seriously injured on his bicycle in southern Illinois on April 21, Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield is in the process of recovering and is returning to running Streetsblog Chicago on a low-key basis this week, including Today's Headlines and occasional publication of original articles. Thanks to SBC cofounder Steven Vance for keeping the site going over the last month, and others who have been supportive. We'll run more info on this subject in the near future. Thanks for reading!
In addition to editing Streetsblog Chicago, John writes the transportation column for the Chicago Reader weekly paper. A Chicagoan since 1989, he enjoys exploring the city on foot, bike, bus, and 'L' train.
On Thursday, disadvantaged business enterprises attended a meeting hosted by the Chicago Transit Authority to learn more about the Red Line Extension and the subcontracting opportunities available. The event took place at the CTA’s West Loop headquarters.