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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…
October Media Tips
  • Oct 1, 2008
Regional Groups Building Consensus for Pro-Metro U.S. Policies As the nation prepares for an historic presidential election, a broad range of Chicago-area civic groups is coming together to develop recommendations for reforming federal policies to support metropolitan regions. Over the…
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…
Illinois water management plan gets boost from Midwest and international experts, local water stakeholders
  • May 16, 2008
"Beyond Showerheads and Sprinklers" helps move Illinois closer to developing a statewide system for managing its water resources
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…
June Media Tips
  • Jun 22, 2007
Businesses to Urge Governor to Support Funding for Regional Transit System The p.m. rush hour at Union Station will be the backdrop on Monday, June 25, for a news conference with business, university, and elected leaders calling on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to support a funding fix that will…
Transit audit supports MPC's call for more funding, system reforms
  • Mar 19, 2007
Council: Funding without reforms, including a stronger RTA, would be a mistake
November Media Tips
  • Nov 16, 2006
CMAP Coordinates Regional Response to Statewide Water Supply Threats To forward the work begun by Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s executive order calling for a statewide study of water supply issues, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will host a public forum on Friday, Nov. 17, to…

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