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Pilot Commute Options program gives Chicago-area employers menu of options to help workers drive less
  • Jul 25, 2011
Up to 10 employers will test effectiveness of strategies to get workers out of their cars, into better commutes What is the Commute Options program? A new pilot program led by the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) will offer up to 10 employers in metropolitan Chicago the opportunity…
Chicago ranks 10th for metro areas its size with poor access to transit for seniors
  • Jun 15, 2011
Chicago – By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans ages 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation “ages in place” in suburbs…
Illinois transportation advocates: Rep. Oberstar's bill a good start toward federal transportation investment reform; more work needed
  • Jun 25, 2009
This is a joint release from the Metropolitan Planning Council, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Illinois PIRG, Environmental Law and Policy Center, and Transportation for America Core News Facts U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and…
Illinois, national transportation experts to host media telebriefing on Rep. Oberstar's bill to reform federal transportation investment
  • Jun 23, 2009
(Chicago) … U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, introduced a bill on Monday that would reauthorize federal surface transportation funding to the tune of $450 billion and reform how the federal government invests in…
MPC strongly supports growing movement toward goal-driven, coordinated federal transportation investment policy
  • Jun 9, 2009
(Chicago) … The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) strongly supports a report released today in Washington, D.C., by the National Transportation Policy Project (NTPP), a project of the Bipartisan Policy Center, which introduced ideas to change how we invest in the nation’s public…
March Media Tips
  • Mar 1, 2009
Ripped from the Headlines MPC supports proposals to fund, reform much-needed Illinois capital investments As Illinois lawmakers ramp up discussion about a long-overdue state capital investment plan to maintain and improve roads, bridges and transit – partially funded by a proposed…
Great Lakes leaders will shape regional infrastructure investment agenda at Nov. 17 conference in Chicago
  • Nov 10, 2008
(Chicago) … Soaring energy costs, flooding, insufficient mass transit, and crumbling bridges – all have made recent headlines and all stem from poor planning and the continued strain on our nation’s infrastructure. President-elect Barack Obama’s plan to support Great Lakes restoration –…
November Media Tips
  • Nov 1, 2008
Great Lakes Leaders to Map Infrastructure Priorities at 11/17 Conference Soaring energy costs, flooding, insufficient mass transit, and crumbling bridges – all have made recent headlines and all stem from poor planning and the continued strain on our nation’s infrastructure. President-elect…
October Media Tips
  • Oct 1, 2008
Regional Groups Building Consensus for Pro-Metro U.S. Policies As the nation prepares for an historic presidential election, a broad range of Chicago-area civic groups is coming together to develop recommendations for reforming federal policies to support metropolitan regions. Over the…
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…

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