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New data shows large and growing backlog of bridge maintenance in Illinois
  • Mar 21, 2011
At a deteriorating overpass at Western and Belmont avenues in Chicago, members of Transportation for America Illinois coalition will call for smart investments in maintenance to improve economy and keep drivers safe WHAT: A new report from Transportation for America shows that drivers in Illinois…
Mica to hold 2/20 listening session in DuPage County on new federal transportation priorities
Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee John Mica (R-Fla.) will hold a listening session in the Chicago region this Sunday, Feb. 20, to learn more about metropolitan Chicago’s transportation challenges and needs. The focus will be on priorities for reforming the…
State of the Union, state capital crisis call for 'redoubled effort' on infrastructure
On the eve of the State of the Union address, The New York Times’ David Brooks challenged President Obama to lay out a “precise vision of what a thriving America is going to look like in the 21st Century.” On Tuesday, the President filled in that sketch and tossed back a challenge…
FREIGHT Act a good start toward unlocking freight gridlock
In case you missed it, last week’s Talking Transit e-newsletter focused on the FREIGHT Act – which, true to its name, is all about Focusing Resources, Economic Investment and Guidance to Help [Freight] Transportation (FREIGHT – get it?) Here in metropolitan Chicago and northwest…

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