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Excess traffic costs metropolitan Chicago $7.3 billion a year
  • Aug 5, 2008
Core News Facts * The latest report from the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Moving at the Speed of Congestion, quantifies the cost of excess traffic congestion to Chicagoland businesses, counties and residents. * MPC commissioned HDR Decision Economics to conduct the research…
July Media Tips
  • Jul 1, 2008
Bicycle Tales from Two Metropolitan Cities: Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden Allstate Technology Consultant Jace Cole is what you would call a bicycle enthusiast. Over the past two summers, the Chicago native has logged more than a 1,000 miles on his bicycle through grueling, 38-mile,…
Community members invited to help plan retail, transportation access on city's Mid-South Side
  • Feb 14, 2008
Reconnecting Neighborhoods will host three public meetings Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 5 giving local stakeholders opportunity to learn, play key role in planning their community
February Media Tips
  • Feb 1, 2008
Mid-South Communities Invited to Help Plan Retail, Transportation Access Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th Ward), in partnership with the Quad Communities Development Corporation, and the new initiative Reconnecting Neighborhoods, invites community members to a series of local meetings…
William O. Lipinski Transportation Policy Symposium to shape reform agenda for region's transportation system
  • Oct 15, 2007
Recommendations likely to include new approaches for implementing, managing and financing transportation projects, adapted from worldwide best practices
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
September Media Tips
  • Sep 1, 2007
New Study: Affordable Homes Near Jobs, Transit Key to Slowing Climate Change A new national study offers conclusive evidence that reducing metropolitan Chicago’s energy consumption relies on meeting the growing demand for affordable homes near jobs and transportation options. Growing…
Green Neighborhood Award Act unanimously approved by both houses of Illinois General Assembly
  • Jun 13, 2007
Illinois to become first state to offer an incentive for sustainably designed LEED–Neighborhood Development communities
Metropolitan Planning Council celebrates Olympics win, recommends priorities to achieve 'lasting legacy'
  • Apr 18, 2007
MPC encourages city, Chicago 2016 to undertake projects that will improve quality of life, equity of opportunity, and economic redevelopment in metropolitan Chicago
Rail~Volution Chicago 2006 Rolls into Town, Showcasing Why Chicago Is the 'Granddaddy of Transit-Oriented Development'
  • Nov 6, 2006
At annual conference, local and national community building experts address transit-oriented development, public-private parternerships, congestion pricing, bike infrastructur,e and more

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