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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,…
Gov. Rauner’s 2016 budget proposal cuts Chicago region transit funding
The first step in the Illinois fiscal year 2016 budget process has begun. Facing a $6.6 billion budget deficit and the rollback in income tax rates, newly elected Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner recommended $3.7 billion in unpopular cuts and $2.9 billion in pension and retiree health care reforms to…
2016 Presidential Budget: A plan for infrastructure
President Obama released an ambitious $4 trillion budget proposal earlier this week with the stated goal “to bring middle-class economics into the 21st Century.” The President’s proposal is the start to the annual federal budget process. Over the next few months, the proposal will…
Transportation frustration? It's time to do something about it
Quick—name something that irritates you every day. If the first thing that comes to mind is your commute, you're not alone. Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) recently conducted a survey of Illinoisans and found that our go-to transportation options—whether driving, taking transit,…
Talking Transit—on TV
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Chris Bury on the WYCC (channel 20) In the Loop weekly public policy show. The show featured an in-depth look at Chicagoland commutes and congestion, featuring the story of a woman who commutes two hours each way. Bury interviewed me to…
Comments on 2015 Chicago Transit Authority budget
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) commends the Chicago Transit Authority’s 2015 budget proposal. Over the past four years, the transit authority has made great strides toward balancing its budget, has generally increased its ridership and has invested appropriately in the upgrade of the…
In the Loop: November 13, 2014
In the Loop is your round-up of what’s going on in the transportation world, posted in conjunction with Talking Transit. @metroplanners news As described in this month’s Talking Transit, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) will be hosting a roundtable on Tuesday, Nov. 18,…
Talking Transit: Improving transportation connections to Chicago’s Museum Campus
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? Each year, approximately 24 million people visit Chicago’s central…
Three solutions to our transit challenge
Presentation by MPC Executive Vice President Peter Skosey to the Northeast Illinois Transit Reform Task Force, Feb. 28, 2014.

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