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MPC supports HR 4348 as a beneficial bill for metropolitan Chicago
  • Jun 29, 2012
The Metropolitan Planning Council supports H.R. 4348, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the federal transportation reauthorization conference report. Congress will vote on the legislation today. The nation has not had a long-term federal transportation bill in more than two…
Chicago region answers Obama’s call for innovative ways to support sustainable metropolitan development
  • Oct 23, 2009
(Chicago) … At the Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) 2009 Annual Luncheon in September, MPC President MarySue Barrett moderated a panel discussion with U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, HUD’s Shelley Poticha, and White House Office of…
Three Cabinet secretaries to discuss new era of federal-metro collaboration at MPC Annual Luncheon Sept. 17 in the Loop
  • Sep 11, 2009
Metropolitan Planning Council will share models from metro Chicago with secretaries and White House Office of Urban Affairs Director Adolfo Carrión, to inform the Obama administration’s Sustainable Communities Partnership and other plans to support local
August Media Tips
  • Aug 25, 2009
MPC welcomes three Cabinet secretaries for Sept. 17 Annual Luncheon Capping off a recent day-long discussion on the future of America’s metropolitan areas with the White House Office of Urban Affairs and Domestic Policy Council, President Barack Obama announced that members of his…
Illinois transportation advocates: Rep. Oberstar's bill a good start toward federal transportation investment reform; more work needed
  • Jun 25, 2009
This is a joint release from the Metropolitan Planning Council, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Illinois PIRG, Environmental Law and Policy Center, and Transportation for America Core News Facts U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and…
Illinois, national transportation experts to host media telebriefing on Rep. Oberstar's bill to reform federal transportation investment
  • Jun 23, 2009
(Chicago) … U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, introduced a bill on Monday that would reauthorize federal surface transportation funding to the tune of $450 billion and reform how the federal government invests in…
MPC strongly supports growing movement toward goal-driven, coordinated federal transportation investment policy
  • Jun 9, 2009
(Chicago) … The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) strongly supports a report released today in Washington, D.C., by the National Transportation Policy Project (NTPP), a project of the Bipartisan Policy Center, which introduced ideas to change how we invest in the nation’s public…
June Media Tips
  • Jun 1, 2009
Metropolitan Planning Council June 2009 Media Tips Bare-bones state budget would hurt statewide planning efforts Without action on a balanced budget before July 1, Illinois will need to slash at least $9 billion from vital existing programs. In northeastern Illinois, one of the primary…
May Media Tips
  • May 1, 2009
Become a Fan of MPC on Facebook MPC’s new Fan page on Facebook is helping expand our reach. In the past month, some 250 “Fans” have signed up to get our latest news, learn about upcoming events, and engage in discussions about our work. If you have a Facebook profile, we invite…
Quinn Capital Plan Needs an Overhaul to Meet Illinois' Transportation Challenges
  • Mar 27, 2009
Chicago, IL – In a teleconference with reporters today, transportation advocates warned Gov. Pat Quinn’s capital investment proposal is not adequate to meet the needs of Illinois’ transportation system. Touted as a $5 billion investment in statewide transit needs over five…

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