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Bringing America to a State of Good Repair
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC takes a look at the proposed federal surface transportation bill.
Planning for Prosperity: MPC releases 2009 policy agenda
MPC's 2009 policy agenda lays out new investment strategies and priorities that will brace our region against the harsh economic headwind, and ensure we invest our limited resources wisely – netting short-term economic gains and building a foundation for long-term sustainability.
MPC Roundtable: Around the World in 90 Minutes
  • Jan 9, 2009
Without the need of a passport or visa, a capacity crowd experienced a whirlwind tour of best practices in transportation infrastructure from various Asian and European cities, as part of MPC’s Fall Roundtable Series.
Transit Innovation: Financing tools of the future
  • Dec 11, 2008
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox. This week, MPC explores how a Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are helping to fast track a major transit project in Denver. MPC supports PPP legislation in Springfield that would enable the state and region to develop new infrastructure using private money.
Excess traffic costs metropolitan Chicago $7.3 billion a year
  • Aug 5, 2008
Core News Facts * The latest report from the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Moving at the Speed of Congestion, quantifies the cost of excess traffic congestion to Chicagoland businesses, counties and residents. * MPC commissioned HDR Decision Economics to conduct the research…
In case you missed it: Inaugural William O. Lipinski Symposium on Transportation Policy is online
  • Oct 15, 2007
View presentations from speakers at "Moving the Region in a New Direction," a day-long working conference to explore new ways to plan, manage and finance transportation investments.
Congestion Pricing 101
An introduction to congestion pricing.
Acting IDOT Secretary Milton Sees presents his vision to Business Leaders for Transportation
Candid discussion focuses on state's transportation priorities and the opportunity for a new state capital program.
Opening windows – and doors – to Illinois’ capital funding system: A better way to invest in surface transportation infrastructure
From Texas to Minnesota, states are finding solutions to their budget and transportation woes by developing accountable and transparent investment systems to evaluate and select capital surface transportation projects
Chairman Bob Schillerstrom discusses DuPage County investment opportunities with Business Leaders for Transportation
The winter quarterly meeting of Business Leaders for Transportation featured an intimate conversation with Chairman Bob Schillerstrom about investment and growth opportunities in DuPage County, including western access to O’Hare Airport. After an informative presentation detailing the…

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