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Business Leaders for Transportation to release federal action agenda for the region; Briefing for media on Jan. 15

On Jan. 15, Business Leaders for Transportation will release its recommendations, Getting the Chicago Region Moving: A Coordinated Agenda for the 2003 Federal Transportation Debate.

In January, Congress will begin re-authorization hearings for federal transportation legislation that will expire next September.  On Jan. 15, Business Leaders for Transportation will release its recommendations, Getting the Chicago Region Moving: A Coordinated Agenda for the 2003 Federal Transportation Debate.  The report demonstrates the impact federal transportation dollars have in our region and proposes an agenda to ensure that federal policies encourage coordinated land use and transportation decisions for a more efficient system. A media briefing featuring experts from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Metropolis 2020 and the Metropolitan Planning Council will provide background on what's at stake in northeastern Illinois, and how Business Leaders is building regional consensus from government, business and civic leaders to meet the region's complex highway, transit and freight system needs.

The briefing is on Jan. 15, 2003 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at MPC.  Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is requested by Jan. 10, 2003.

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