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.
The advertisements, from a public-private agency created by anti-transit governor Scott Walker, assume that millennials would rather drive than ride a train. Young straphangers say that's not the case.
Toronto is considering passing a fee on Uber and Lyft to fund the TTC. John appeared on Toronto public radio this morning to explain why Chicago passed such a tax.
Should police officers ticket cyclists for riding without lights and, If so, what's the best way to do it?
Regular Divvy membership is now 83.9 percent white, but D4 membership is only 28 percent white.
The new media blitz is only the latest example of the CTA selling space for anti-transit advertisements.
The CTA hopes to wrap up work on the south terminal, which will accommodate bus service, this spring.
The next step should be to make the whole plan less car-focused by investing in transit infrastructure rather than road widening.
Rail suicides are devastating tragedies for loved ones that also traumatize the workers and passengers who witness them.