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Yes, there is an upside to tolling our highways
According to the Federal Highway Administration, the first toll road was born around 1792 and became known as the Philadelphia Turnpike. Back then, it cost around $12,500 per mile to construct crushed stone surfaces traversed by horse and buggy. It wasn’t until 1880, with the proliferation of…
IDOT seeks consultant to institutionalize Commute Options in metropolitan Chicago
The Chicago region has a rich network of transportation options, yet traffic congestion remains a persistent challenge. It’s a problem that hurts individuals as well as the region’s economy: We waste billions of dollars and countless hours each year. While no single solution will…
The fast track to high-speed rail
Today, President Obama announced the recipients of $8 billion in high-speed rail grants allocated to 31 states along 13 major rail corridors. The Midwest Region was awarded almost $2.6 billion for four major corridors: Chicago-St. Louis-Kansas City, Minneapolis-Milwaukee-Chicago,…
Reinventing investment for a more livable Chicago region

The second event of the MPC-CAF summer discussion series, "Reinventing Public Investment", focused on how federal policies in housing, transportation and economic development have shaped decisions and community development in the Chicago Region.

Goal-Driven, Right-Sized and Coordinated: Federal Investment Reform for the 21st Century
In the midst of an unprecedented economic downturn, community, civic, government, nonprofit and foundation leaders across metropolitan Chicago are planting encouraging seeds of innovation. MPC has released a white paper documenting some of those innovative local efforts, and is seeking more examples to further build the case for federal investment reform.
Transit Innovation: Staying Connected
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC explores wireless internet connectivity on trains, in stations, on boats, and in terminals.
Access, Amenities, Opportunity: MPC launches Reconnecting Neighborhoods project
  • Dec 13, 2007
In partnership with the City of Chicago, Regional Transportation Authority, and HNTB, in November, MPC convened citywide stakeholders in community planning initiative in three neighborhoods.
Overhaul of region's transportation system to be focus of Inaugural William O. Lipinski Transportation Policy Symposium
  • Sep 24, 2007
"Moving the Region in a New Direction" will be theme of day-long, invitation-only forum connecting regional decision makers with transportation experts from around the state and world
Congestion Pricing 101
An introduction to congestion pricing.
CTA President Ron Huberman discusses the “New CTA”
Candid conversation focuses on the realities of securing sufficient transit funding for Northeastern Illinois.

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