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Metropolitan Planning Council and Institute for Transportation & Development Policy recommend broader zoning, financial incentives to attract more development near transit in Chicago, fueling population growth and bringing amenities to neighborhoods across the city
  • Jul 29, 2015
“Grow Chicago” web site and report includes a first-of-its-kind interactive calculator that allows users to quantify the benefits of specific developments near transit in Chicago (Chicago) … As living near transit becomes increasingly popular, a new report and online calculator…
In the Loop: July 2, 2015
In the Loop is your round-up of what’s going on in the transportation world, posted in conjunction with Talking Transit. @metroplanners news Numerous studies have demonstrated that the easy availability of free parking reduces transit use and increases the use of single-passenger…
Illinois at a standstill while other states move on more transportation funding
Today, legislation in six states to raise the motor fuel tax will take effect. Legislators in these states voted to raise the gas tax because they know paying a little extra at the pump will make their constituents’ lives easier—with better roads that will improve traffic congestion,…
In the Loop: April 29, 2015
In the Loop is your round-up of what’s going on in the transportation world, posted in conjunction with Talking Transit. @metroplanners news We’re excited about maintaining our infrastructure. Aren’t you? This month, Metropolitan Planning Council staff continued outreach across…
In the Loop: March 31, 2015
In the Loop is your round-up of what’s going on in the transportation world, posted in conjunction with Talking Transit. @metroplanners news For people living near transit, particularly in dense neighborhoods in places like the city of Chicago, cars are often purely optional. Indeed, in…
MPC Roundtable—Accelerate Illinois: Addressing Our Transportation Funding Shortfalls
MPC’s roundtable featured Kirk Steudle director of Michigan’s Dept. of Transportation since 2006. Steudle's presentation describes various Michigan transportation challenges and explains how the Wolverine State is planning to fund the maintenance of its road, bridge and transit system…
100+ reasons to be excited about Great Rivers Chicago
“Chicago’s second lakefront.” That’s a line we often hear about the potential for Chicago’s rivers (and when I say “rivers,” I mean all of them: the Chicago and all its reaches, plus the Calumet system and a stretch of the Des Plaines) to be cleaner, more…
Accelerate Illinois: We must invest more in Illinois' vital transit network
More than any other Midwest state, Illinois relies on a variety of public transportation options. In northeastern Illinois, hundreds of thousands of people count on convenient transit service to get to work. For travelers throughout the state, Amtrak trains are an increasingly popular option. And…
Talking Transit: Accelerate Illinois proposes new funding for transportation infrastructure
Published monthly, MPC’s Talking Transit provides updates about transit-related activities around the world. Get In the Loop on all the latest local, national and international transit headlines. Did you know? New Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner announced last week that the state’s difficult…
In the Loop: February 25, 2015
In the Loop is your round-up of what’s going on in the transportation world, posted in conjunction with Talking Transit. @metroplanners news This month, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) launched the Accelerate Illinois campaign in association with several partners, including AARP,…

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