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Transit Innovation: Traffic Decongestant
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC analyzed the impacts of a newly installed bus rapid transit service to help Mexico City combat congestion.
MPC supports HB 1, HB 2359 to fund, reform Illinois’ capital investment plan

MPC supports a motor fuel tax increase Illinois provided it is coupled with accountability measures that will ensure smart spending of limited transportation dollars.

March Media Tips
  • Mar 1, 2009
Ripped from the Headlines MPC supports proposals to fund, reform much-needed Illinois capital investments As Illinois lawmakers ramp up discussion about a long-overdue state capital investment plan to maintain and improve roads, bridges and transit – partially funded by a proposed…
Transit Innovation: Singapore Manages the Road
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 how Singapore has been able to decrease its traffic congestion by 60 percent.
Transit Innovation: Public Transit in the City of Tomorrow
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC examines Masdar, a city being built from the ground up in the United Arab Emirates, as the world’s first car-free, emissions-free city.
Transit Innovation: The Arlanda Express – High-Speed Rail in Stockholm
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC looks at Stockholm’s high-speed rail airport express service and its applicability in Chicago.
Transit Innovation: Transit-Oriented Development in Fruitvale
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC uncovers the building blocks for a successful transit-oriented development in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood.
President Obama’s economic recovery plan on the right track
MPC is encouraged by the President’s pledge to do away with earmarking in favor of an infrastructure investment strategy based on national and regional goals and innovation.
MPC Roundtable: Around the World in 90 Minutes
  • Jan 9, 2009
Without the need of a passport or visa, a capacity crowd experienced a whirlwind tour of best practices in transportation infrastructure from various Asian and European cities, as part of MPC’s Fall Roundtable Series.
Privatizing Chicago’s parking meters
The Chicago City Council voted to lease 36,000 of Chicago’s parking meters to a private company for $1.16 billion. MPC believes revenues from this deal should be reinvested in road and transit improvements throughout the city.

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