- The CDC drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the U.S.
- The rebuilt west-to-north ramp on the Jane Byrne Interchange will reopen Wednesday, weather permitting, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
- Long-haul drivers face closed rest stops, lack of COVID-19 testing and inconsistent use of masks as they travel through the country during the pandemic.
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- The city's transportation department is adding more bikeways and more open streets, while planning to close more sections of streets on weekends to allow for outdoor dining. Transportation commissioner Gia Biagi said the coronavirus pandemic offers opportunities to test new ways of using street space.
- Billionaire Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin is giving $5 million to help repair the Lakefront Trail, which has been damaged by storms and high water.
- Metra officials say the railroad continues to suffer heavy shortfalls in both ticket sales and regional sales tax revenues, which help pay for transit.
- The CTA on Monday has launched a new “rider dashboard” with color coding to let passengers know when buses are too crowded to allow for safe social distancing and protect against spread of the coronavirus.
- Riders are slowly trickling back to public transit, wearing masks and sitting far apart on mostly empty trains.
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- A CTA bus driver has sued the agency for allegedly violating his free speech rights, after he said he was suspended for talking with other drivers about their concerns over transporting police officers during last week’s protests.
- CTA plans some service interruptions this summer to make way for major station and track work on the Red and Purple lines.
- A local advocacy group for biking, walking and transit launched a petition on Tuesday to bring back full CTA service and Divvy bikes. The mayor says not so fast.
- Metra will be out of service for a second day on Tuesday, while the CTA and Pace both imposed multiple service cutbacks and a second overnight shutdown after a weekend of mass looting and violent clashes with police.
- The long-awaited dream of western access to O'Hare International Airport came a step closer to reality Thursday, when the Tollway board OK'd agreements with two major railroads near O'Hare.
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- Public transit agencies, which are grappling with a sharp drop in riders because of the new coronavirus, face enormous losses and are expected to ask federal and state governments for billions of dollars in help.
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