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New report: traffic congestion costs Chicago region, individuals much more than previously estimated
  • Jul 29, 2008
Metropolitan Planning Council’s new report sheds light on hidden costs of traffic congestion and why Illinois must change how it invests in transportation infrastructure
July Media Tips
  • Jul 1, 2008
Bicycle Tales from Two Metropolitan Cities: Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden Allstate Technology Consultant Jace Cole is what you would call a bicycle enthusiast. Over the past two summers, the Chicago native has logged more than a 1,000 miles on his bicycle through grueling, 38-mile,…
MPC: Illinois needs to get back on the map with transportation innovations and investments
  • May 12, 2008
Metropolitan Planning Council releases recommendations for a new state capital plan, featuring new ideas for reducing congestion and raising revenue to support much-needed transportation investments
April Media Tips
  • Apr 1, 2008
Ill.’s Capital Needs? $9B. Knowing the Money Will Be Spent Wisely? Priceless The Illinois Works Coalition is headed to metropolitan Chicago to get the public’s take on how Illinois should fund a long-overdue state capital plan to build and maintain roads, bridges, transit,…
March Media Tips
  • Mar 24, 2008
A+ Illinois Encourages State Senators to Support School Funding Reform Bill The A+ Illinois campaign for statewide school funding reform is asking voters to visit the A+ Illinois Web site to send letters to their state senators encouraging them to sign on to the growing list of…
February Media Tips
  • Feb 1, 2008
Mid-South Communities Invited to Help Plan Retail, Transportation Access Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th Ward), in partnership with the Quad Communities Development Corporation, and the new initiative Reconnecting Neighborhoods, invites community members to a series of local meetings…
Transit advocates tell legislators: no more excuses, pass SB 572 immediately
  • Jan 8, 2008
Chicago-area groups call on Gov. Blagojevich to sign bill once legislature approves it
December Media Tips
  • Dec 1, 2007
Learn Why Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Save the Planet at Dec. 6 MPC Roundtable Global warming has sent society’s conscientious consumers scrambling for low-carbon fuels and hybrid vehicles – but will these individual choices, however noble, add up to a more sustainable region? Not likely,…
William O. Lipinski Transportation Policy Symposium to shape reform agenda for region's transportation system
  • Oct 15, 2007
Recommendations likely to include new approaches for implementing, managing and financing transportation projects, adapted from worldwide best practices
October Media Tips
  • Oct 1, 2007
State Leaders Must Think Big as They Work to Identify Transit Funding With just over a week until service cuts and fare hikes may become a reality for Chicago Transit Authority and Pace riders, MPC continues to urge state leaders to agree upon an adequate, sustainable funding source to…

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