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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…
Shared Track
With ridership averaging 320,000 trips on weekdays, Metra is North America’s second-largest commuter railroad. Metra operates throughout the six-county region, providing rail transit service to more than 100 communities. Not only do nine of 11 Metra lines operate on tracks owned or controlled…
San Francisco moves forward with congestion pricing
  • Aug 9, 2010
While congestion pricing has already been introduced by several states and instituted on some highways, San Francisco is poised to become the first city in the United States to implement this innovative transportation demand management tool. According to the latest Urban Mobility Report, the…
A Shift in Criteria for Federal Funding
In November 2007, Charlotte, NC, unveiled the first light rail project in North Carolina history. The 9.6-mile LYNX Blue Line, connecting Charlotte’s suburban South End to its downtown financial district, is a regional strategy to address growing congestion problems in the greater…
The fast track to high-speed rail
Today, President Obama announced the recipients of $8 billion in high-speed rail grants allocated to 31 states along 13 major rail corridors. The Midwest Region was awarded almost $2.6 billion for four major corridors: Chicago-St. Louis-Kansas City, Minneapolis-Milwaukee-Chicago,…
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…
Vote for Transit!
Vote for Transit! Across Michigan — once the automobile capital of America — voters expressed their desire to keep their transit systems operating. Between 2003 and 2008, the city of Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority had an increase in ridership of almost 80 percent. On…
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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