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  • Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route

    Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route
    Dear Getting Around: You've got mail. Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...
  • CTA: Train door problems on the decline

    CTA: Train door problems on the decline
    You know how the saying goes. When one door closes wrong ... there could be significant delays on a CTA train. Brown Line and Blue Line riders recently have experienced door problems during morning rush hour that have led to delays. The Blue Line...
  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
  • Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus

    Task force to study transit options to Museum Campus
    At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
  • A tragedy and a shame

     
    Developing story: Metra chief found dead hours before meeting on his fate: Metra executive director Phil Pagano was found dead this morning, the agency said in a release. Metra would not confirm reports that Pagano was struck by a Metra......
  • Abuse of the idea of `abuse of policy'

     
    I trust that this story -- Three newly disclosed instances where former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano awarded vacation pay and special 401(k) compensation to himself and several top executives without approval could be considered "an abuse of...
  • Change of Subject

     
    Here are the items published in Sunday's print version of Change of Subject. Click on the link to leave your comments. Time to rethink the `food' tax break and place a levy on the Chunky Monkey A tragedy and a......
  • Shying from `cowardly'

     
    This is a bit random, but this week's stories about the suicide letters from former Metra chief Phil Pagano prompts me to withdraw the hasty accusation I made a few weeks ago that his method of taking his own life......
  • 5 tips for the frugal twenty-something

     
    Since moving out from under the oh-so-comfortable roof of my parents' home in May, I've definitely had a few expense blunders that I've learned from. You know, like when your landlord decides it's a bright idea to cash two rent checks on the same day or...
  • Your transit dollars at work

     
    Hill & Knowlton will provide consulting services for the RTA "to build on its foundation of priority initiatives by developing innovative ways of reaching budget goals and defining more specific objectives within the priority initiatives.''... from today'...
  • What the RTA survey is asking

     
    I cut and pasted all the questions as I clicked through the RTA survey we're discussing here. Though I can see where customer answers to some of these questions could guide strategic decisions in the future (about quiet cars, wi-fi,......