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MPC statement on the federal transportation reauthorization
The Metropolitan Planning Council supports H.R. 4348, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the federal transportation reauthorization conference report. Congress will vote on the legislation today. The nation has not had a long-term federal transportation bill in more than two…
Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity
  • Audio
  • Aug 24, 2011
Listen to this roundtable event, recorded Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at which MPC released Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity, a vision for a 10-route Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network in Chicago that is feasible, best supports existing neighborhood assets, and fills accessibility…
Enrique Peñalosa's Presentation at 8/17 Bus Rapid Transit Roundtable
  • Presentation
  • Aug 18, 2011
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, MPC released Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity, a vision for a 10-route Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network in Chicago that is feasible, best supports existing neighborhood assets, and fills accessibility gaps in the current transit network. At the public…
CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein's Presentation at 8/17 Bus Rapid Transit Roundtable
  • Presentation
  • Aug 18, 2011
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, MPC released Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity, a vision for a 10-route Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network in Chicago that is feasible, best supports existing neighborhood assets, and fills accessibility gaps in the current transit network. At the public…
Chicago ranks 10th for metro areas its size with poor access to transit for seniors
  • Jun 15, 2011
Chicago – By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans ages 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation “ages in place” in suburbs…
PPP Profiles: EagleP3, a section of Denver’s comprehensive transit expansion, FasTracks
PPP Profiles is an ongoing series of case studies on national and international public-private partnerships. To share ideas for future profiles, please contact Chrissy Nichols at cnichols@metroplanning.org. Location: Denver, Co Project Sponsor: Regional Transportation District Private Partner:…
Take Metra's survey to inform new director's agenda
Alexander Clifford, Metra’s brand-new executive director and CEO, received a warm welcome in Chicago on Tuesday — quickly followed by a frigid reception from Mother Nature. I couldn't help but think of Clifford and his fellow Chicago-area transit agency directors this morning as I made…
Chicago’s Next Mayor Will Support Green City Policies
  • Jan 18, 2011
Questionnaire Responses Show All Candidates Support “Green Growth Platform” of Leading Chicago Environmental Groups Chicago - All of Chicago’s mayoral candidates committed to improving Chicago’s environment through their responses to the Green Growth Platform issued by the…
Coalition urges mayoral candidates to make sustainable transportation a priority
  • Dec 16, 2010
On behalf of tens of thousands of members and supporters, a coalition of eight environmental and transportation leaders requested Thursday that Chicago mayoral candidates support their Sustainable Transportation Platform. The platform focuses on strategies to improve transportation safety and…
Give a Minute, and change your city
This post was written by Aleece Smith, MPC research assistant. Here at Metropolitan Planning Council, we are all for engaging the public to inform future investment. So we’re big fans of CEOs for Cities’ Give a Minute campaign, which is providing a temporary forum for public dialogue…

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