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- MPC appointed to study 220-mph rail service
- MPC is pleased to announce our appointment to the special advisory group to study the feasibility of 220-mph passenger rail service between Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and beyond. This study will accompany ongoing construction of a 110-mph high speed rail network connecting Chicago to 40+ cities…
- New Commute Options program will help employees adopt greener commutes
- Traffic jams. Wear-and-tear. Road rage. Unpredictable travel times. Climbing gas prices. Stress.
Sound familiar? If so, it’s a safe bet you are among 71 percent of Chicago-area workers who drive alone to work each day. A new pilot program in metropolitan Chicago—led by the Metropolitan…
- Where do Chicago's mayoral candidates stand on key regional issues?
- Much is at stake on Tuesday, Feb. 22, when Chicago voters will elect their first new mayor in 22 years from a slate of candidates that, for the first time in 60 years, does not include an incumbent. Through our Keepers and Seekers briefing book, participation in coalition efforts to advance the…
- Regional Housing Initiative offers funding to developers and owners of rental housing in Cook, Lake, McHenry and Will counties
- A new rolling application process allows developers and owners of affordable housing to submit proposals at any time.
- What should be on the new Chicago mayor's to-do list?
- It will be a good two months before the petition dust settles and we know who the candidates for mayor of Chicago will be. But it’s definitely not too soon to think about the issues the next mayor will need to address when she or he takes office next May.
MPC has begun compiling a list of…
- Chicagoland puts impressive foot forward on fed’s Partnership for Sustainable Communities grants
- CMAP, RTA, and several local communities and collaboratives make notable bids for highly competitive housing and transportation funds
It's hard to believe it's been a year since MPC’s 2009 Annual Luncheon, at which U.S. Cabinet Secretaries Ray LaHood of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)…
- Goods in Motion
- In the top 10 highway bottlenecks in the country (three of which are in Chicago), congestion has caused more than 18 million hours of truck delay every year. However, trucks deliver the goods we need to fill our stores, generate revenue for local communities, and create jobs. Finding a…
- Former MPC Board Chair John S. Gates Jr. will help keep Regional Transportation Authority on track
- Congratulations to newly appointed Regional Transportation Authority Chairman John S. Gates, Jr., chairman and CEO of PortaeCoa, and longtime friend, former chair, and current member of the Metropolitan Planning Council's Board of Governors.
"John Gates' expertise in real estate development,…
- San Francisco moves forward with congestion pricing
- 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…
- Bike commuting in Chicago
- MPC Research Assistant Lawrence Montague wrote this article.
Bike commuting is on the rise in cities across the nation and Chicago is no different. Last month, 478 companies in the Chicagoland area participated in the Active Transportation Alliance 2010 Bike to Work Week event, up 48 percent from…
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