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A better way to spend money
In the tradition of Rocky and Bullwinkle, MPC believes it is not the size of a state capital package that matters, but how you spend it.
Reconnecting Neighborhoods kicks off in communities
Metropolitan Planning Council is facilitating community involvement in an initiative to improve access to transit and retail amenities in three Chicago mixed-income neighborhoods.
Life after the transit bill
Passage of a transit-operating bill was a major victory for Chicago-area transit providers and users, but it did not address the long-term funding needs for system maintenance and enhancements. The region needs more dollars to keep transit running in the future.
Within Chicago’s Reach: Building Transit Friendly Neighborhoods for All
  • Jan 14, 2008
MPC’s Winter 2008 Roundtable, “Within Our Reach: Your World in Half a Mile,” captured the attention of planners, developers, elected officials, and community groups from around the region, as it explored the opportunities and challenges to integrating neighborhood development with transit service.
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.
In case you missed it: Inaugural William O. Lipinski Symposium on Transportation Policy is online
  • Oct 15, 2007
View presentations from speakers at "Moving the Region in a New Direction," a day-long working conference to explore new ways to plan, manage and finance transportation investments.
Reconnecting neighborhoods through economic development and transit enhancement
National and local panelists explore transit-oriented development possibilities in CHA mixed-income communities.
Congestion Pricing 101
An introduction to congestion pricing.
Analysis of Gov. Blagojevich’s 2008 transportation budget
  • By Guest Author
  • Mar 20, 2007
On March 7, 2007, the governor released his plans for the State of Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2008 budget. While his public remarks did not delve into transportation funding for next year, the budget document, “FY 2008 Capital Budget” did provide details on h
Acting IDOT Secretary Milton Sees presents his vision to Business Leaders for Transportation
Candid discussion focuses on state's transportation priorities and the opportunity for a new state capital program.

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