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Map: Ventra suggests Black history landmarks on the South Side you can visit by transit

Ventra provided a list of African-American historical sites, mostly on or near King Drive, and not far from the Green Line. Streetsblog created an interactive map to help you find them.

February 20, 2024

In its current form, state bill with goal of preventing unjust police stops would enable deadly speeding and DUIs

It would be totally counterproductive to try to prevent racial profiling by forcing officers to look the other way when motorists excessively speed or drive intoxicated.

February 7, 2024

CTA says surveys reveal customer satisfaction has gone up. What do transit advocates make of that finding?

The Active Transportation Alliance and the grassroots transit advocacy group Commuters Take Action talked about their impressions of the survey results.

February 2, 2024

Access Pilot Program kicks off tomorrow, expanding Metra’s reduced fares to include low-income riders who aren’t elderly or disabled

The initiative starts will run through July 31, 2025, thanks to the combined efforts of the Regional Transportation Authority, Metra, and Cook County.

February 1, 2024

Neighbors applaud plans for bike-ped upgrades at open house for plaza and streetscape upgrades near Western Brown Line stop

"It will make it safer for the kids to walk and bike to school or for recreation," said an attendee. "So, it’s really for them. For the future."

January 25, 2024

How will Divvy’s higher prices impact working-class Chicagoans who make too much money for $5 Divvy for Everyone memberships?

Divvy recently announced that it will be raising its prices on February 5, with regular annual memberships going up by about 10 percent.

January 20, 2024

The 130th Street sidepath, connecting the new Red Line station and Major Taylor Trail, is moving ahead

CDOT says the project will be entering its preliminary design phase soon, although it may be a while before it's ready to ride.

December 27, 2023

Kam Buckner: South Shore and MED runs stop at the same stations, so why don’t we let South Shore trains pick up MED riders?

Hopefully Buckner and other cool heads at the railroads and local transportation agencies will prevail to find a solution.

December 20, 2023

Chicago Mobility Collaborative discusses safe streets initiatives at Albany Park’s Hibbard Elementary School

The meeting involved a discussion of ideas to make our city a safer, more efficient, and more enjoyable place to walk, bike, and ride transit.

December 14, 2023