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- Inspiring investments, inspired leadership essential to strengthening Illinois' economy
- On the eve of Election Day, Illinois voters are deciding which candidates they trust to calm our economic storms. Whether green or seasoned, tomorrow’s winners will confront historic budget deficits and cloudy fiscal forecasts at all levels of government, and most policy experts agree they…
- Care about Chicago-area transit? Then read this post!
- Have questions about the future of mass transit in Chicagoland? Interested in hearing about future plans and projects? Wondering what’s new at the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) these days? Learn and have your say at one of RTA’s public webinars Sept. 16 and 22.
The RTA is…
- Lessons in transit: How Chicagoland can improve its transit network
- What ideas do you have for making our region’s transit system more attractive, efficient and reliable? Every few weeks MPC produces Talking Transit, an e-newsletter highlighting transit innovations from around the world, to spark some new thinking for our transit system – and we’d…
- Bus Rapid Transit: Our Ticket to Livable Cities
- Listen to this June 16, 2010, event featuring a panel discussion on:
An update on the future of bus rapid transit in Chicago.
How we can plan now for a more walkable, transit-friendly Chicagoland — including national and international models and local ingredients for success.
- Another try at BRT in Chicago
- A few years ago, the CTA was eligible to apply for a $153 million federal grant to begin operating the first four pilot routes of what ultimately would have become a citywide bus rapid transit (BRT) network. Chicago’s four pilot routes had geographic diversity, high ridership, and unique…
- MPC in Springfield: A new approach to public-private partnerships
- When the city of Chicago inked a deal privatizing the parking meters for the next 75 years, the public was outraged – not just over a confusing new pay system and incremental fee increases, but by the process that led to the deal and subsequent use of funds.
While this incident continues to…
- Transportation for America hiring Illinois field organizer
- Transportation for America is seeking a smart and motivated individual to grow an active field operation in Illinois, as part of a national campaign. The Illinois Field Organizer will direct the day-to-day development of a diverse coalition of prominent state and local organizations working in key…
- Dispatches from Berlin: What American Cities Can Learn from Berlin
- Listen to this recording of MPC's Nov. 3, 2009, roundtable, which featured a panel discussion with three of the 10 transportation and regional planning professionals from New York, Chicago and San Francisco who attended a Peer Exchange in Berlin, Germany. The panelists discussed highlights from…
- Statement on T4
- Every six years or so, the U.S. Congress enacts legislation that allocates funds and sets the direction of America’s surface transportation systems. Beginning with the very first Federal-Aid Road Act of 1916, transportation bills have continued to shape our nation’s highway system, road…
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