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.
Propped up by venture capital, ride-hailing service like Uber and Lyft are artificially cheap. But the convenient services are bad for cities in many ways. Under a new set of fee structures, the revenue will be used to help fund transit, including an initiative to speed up neighborhood bus service.