It's good to see the city moving towards spreading the benefits of transit-oriented development to more parts of the city and aiming towards an equitable implementation of it.
Hurdles include lack of funding, staffing shortages at CDOT, lack of cooperation from IDOT, and opposition from community members and aldermen.
Tribune takes a deep-dive into how COVID has affected Chicago travel patterns Agencies: Overnight ‘L’ trains, weekend Metra service in danger if federal aid isn’t provided (Crain’s) Police: Women, 83 killed in Chatham after accidentally hitting gas instead of brakes (Sun-Times) Man, 25, seriously injured in shooting on CTA Red Line platform in Englewood (NBC) […]
Community feedback on the idea has been positive so far, so assuming there's no major opposition this week, it will be installed next week.
Car traffic is on its way back to pre-pandemic levels, but transit ridership is still way down, and without further intervention, the agencies have to resort to drastic service cuts.
Residents protest outside Chicago police HQ in the wake of Breonna Taylor decision (NBC) CTA service diverted from near police HQ to discourage participation in the protest (NBC) Father Pfleger leads march, rally in Auburn Gresham after the Taylor decision (NBC) NBC looks at South Shore Line’s “Mask Optional” service between Indiana and Chicago Indiana […]