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- Illinois transportation advocates: Rep. Oberstar's bill a good start toward federal transportation investment reform; more work needed
- 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
- (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…
- Excess traffic costs metropolitan Chicago $7.3 billion a year
- 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…
- New report: traffic congestion costs Chicago region, individuals much more than previously estimated
- Metropolitan Planning Council’s new report sheds light on hidden costs of traffic congestion and why Illinois must change how it invests in transportation infrastructure
- Overhaul of region's transportation system to be focus of Inaugural William O. Lipinski Transportation Policy Symposium
- "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
- Rail~Volution Chicago 2006 Rolls into Town, Showcasing Why Chicago Is the 'Granddaddy of Transit-Oriented Development'
- At annual conference, local and national community building experts address transit-oriented development, public-private parternerships, congestion pricing, bike infrastructur,e and more
- September Media Tips
- State Forces Schools to Absorb Costs of Meeting New Graduation Standards
To better prepare students for college and the
workforce, Joliet Township High School District 204 recently adopted high school
graduation requirements consistent with new state standards set forth by Gov.
- April 2004 Media Tips
- December 2002 Media Tips
- December 2002 Media Tips: Business Leaders for Transportation to release federal action agenda; Chicago zoning recommendations get first public hearing; Wilmette housing commission recommends adoption of innovative development criteria; Campaign for Sensible Growth, Chicago Urban League and Latinos United join forces to use sensible growth strategies to aid urban revitalization
- October 2002 Media Tips
- MPC Media Tips is an occasional list of story ideas from the Metropolitan Planning Council.
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