Chicago Newsroom

Journalists and newsmakers analyze the week’s top local stories. Thursdays at 6 p.m. on CAN TV27

Chicago Newsroom 5/11/17

Published on May 11, 2017

Ken Davis is joined by urban policy writer Daniel Kay Hertz. They discuss the CTA’s plan to extend the Red Line to 130th street and an alternative Hertz proposed in the South Side Weekly to institute rapid-transit-style service on nearby Metra tracks. They also talk about seemingly-stalled efforts to build a Bus Rapid Transit line along Ashland Avenue, and the possibility that autonomous vehicles could someday completely reinvent what we think of today as public transportation. They also discuss the possible loss of the Thompson Center, which Hertz says will one day be included in photo-books of lost architectural treasures. And he extols the virtues of four-plus-one apartment buildings. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).