Lightfoot reopens indoor service for bars w/o kitchens, increases restaurant capacity (Block Club) Homewood’s historic Amtrak train station overhaul underway; Metra station is next (Tribune) National Park Service seeking public input on Environmental Assessment for Obama Center plan New Pilsen mural pays tribute to essential workers (Block Club) Ride Illinois prepares 10-year Bikeway Implementation plan […]
As Metra prepares its 2021 budget amidst a 90-percent ridership drop, the commuter railroad is considering substantial changes its fare structure and service patterns.
Redesigning streets to be more walk/bike/transit-friendly is key for avoiding a spike in driving as workplaces reopen.
ATA, MPC, and Lyft: To avoid post-COVID carpocalypse, walk/bike/transit-friendly streets needed (Sun-Times) CTA, Pace, and Metra release new, updated Ventra App Metra: No cuts in weekend service are currently planned (Daily Herald) IPD: Since Metra ridership has been down during COVID, they should gut the system Plans for Chicago to Rockford passenger rail service gain […]
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.