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Reconnecting Neighborhoods: Final Recommendations Report
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  • Mar 24, 2009
The Final Recommendations for the Reconnecting Neighborhoods study were prepared through the efforts of the City of Chicago, the Regional Transportation Authority, CTA, Metra, and the project planning consultants, the Metropolitan Planning Council, HNTB Corporation and MKC Associates. Many…
Putting Illinois Back on the Map
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  • May 1, 2008
MPC's recommendations in this May 2008 report offered a package of policy and revenue recommendations with one common goal: to improve Chicago’s transportation network to ensure the region’s continued economic growth. Without new and progressive transportation policies and sufficient…
The RTA Strategic Plan
RTA Launches New Strategic Planning Effort On March 3, 2006, RTA Chairman Jim Reilly presented an overview of the RTA Strategic Plan to Business Leaders for Transportation. To view the presentation, click here. To view the one page summary of the project, click here. To read the RTA press…
Transportation Solutions for Employers and Employees: Transit Benefits, Employer-Assisted Housing, and Location Efficient Mortgages
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  • Oct 14, 2003
It is an unfortunate fact that commuters in northeastern Illinois deal with some of the most congested roads in the nation. Every year, Chicago-area rush-hour drivers spend roughly 61 hours stuck in gridlock, a shocking number that is projected to grow. According to the U.S. Census, between 1990…
Getting the Chicago Region Moving
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  • Jan 20, 2003
A Coordinated Agenda for the 2003 Federal Transportation Debate
Transportation Solutions for Employers and Employees: Transportation Management Association of Lake-Cook
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  • Feb 28, 2001
In large urban areas, wherever there are concentrated employment centers, there is congestion. Traffic delays are a daily reality for the thousands of commuters who drive to work. This congestion contributes to worker turnover, worsens air pollution and diminishes leisure time. Innovative…
Transportation Solutions for Employers and Employees: United Parcel Service, Hodgkins, Illinois
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  • Feb 28, 2001
In metropolitan Chicago, finding employees to fill entry-level and skilled-labor jobs is a growing problem. With the expansion of suburban job centers, and high concentrations of available workers in the city and first ring suburbs, a jobs/housing mismatch has developed. In many job-rich suburban…

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