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Dream Big: What would you do to improve Chicagoland’s transit?
For the first time ever, federal decision makers on housing, transportation and environment are all at the table, talking the same talk and walking the same walk. This effort, known as the Sustainable Communities Initiative, got its first wave of funding last week in the form of a $130 million…
Transit Innovation: Rail-Air Integration
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC explores Berlin’s commitment to improving transit accessibility to its new international airport.
Transit Innovation: Bikes in Berlin
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC explores how Berlin intelligently links rail, road, and bicycle transport.
Goal-Driven, Right-Sized and Coordinated: Federal Investment Reform for the 21st Century
In the midst of an unprecedented economic downturn, community, civic, government, nonprofit and foundation leaders across metropolitan Chicago are planting encouraging seeds of innovation. MPC has released a white paper documenting some of those innovative local efforts, and is seeking more examples to further build the case for federal investment reform.
Transit Innovations: Regional Coordination
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC explores the integration of a divided transit network.
Transit Innovation: Traffic Decongestant
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC analyzed the impacts of a newly installed bus rapid transit service to help Mexico City combat congestion.
Privatizing Chicago’s parking meters
The Chicago City Council voted to lease 36,000 of Chicago’s parking meters to a private company for $1.16 billion. MPC believes revenues from this deal should be reinvested in road and transit improvements throughout the city.
Rebuilding and Renewing America: Highlights from a day of forward thinking
Investment in our nation's water, energy, and transportation infrastructure will be one of the first priorities of the new Obama administration. At MPC's recent conference on the subject, experts from throughout the Great Lakes megaregion identified priorities and outlined a better process for making investment decisions.
Alternatives to Driving: Transit on the Tollway
Nationally, 76 percent of all commuters drove alone to work in 2007.
An Historic Election for Transit-Related Ballot Initiatives
On Election Day, voters across the U.S. approved 72 percent of transportation referenda.

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