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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…
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…
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
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
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…
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,…

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