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Goal-Driven, Right-Sized and Coordinated: Federal Investment Reform for the 21st Century
In the midst of an unprecedented economic downturn, community, civic, government, nonprofit and foundation leaders across metropolitan Chicago are planting encouraging seeds of innovation. MPC has released a white paper documenting some of those innovative local efforts, and is seeking more examples to further build the case for federal investment reform.
Transit Innovations: Regional Coordination
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC explores the integration of a divided transit network.
Transportation Investment Accountability Act garners support from key lawmakers, media

The Illinois General Assembly passed a “mini capital” program during the last week of March; the program only accounts for a portion of Gov. Quinn’s larger, $26 billion proposal, and did not include reforms for selecting transportation investments. MPC continues to push for these reforms.

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.
Transit Innovation: Singapore Manages the Road
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC explores how Singapore has been able to decrease its traffic congestion by 60 percent.
Transit Innovation: Public Transit in the City of Tomorrow
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC examines Masdar, a city being built from the ground up in the United Arab Emirates, as the world’s first car-free, emissions-free city.
Transit Innovation: The Arlanda Express – High-Speed Rail in Stockholm
Every two weeks, MPC uncovers best practices from around the world and delivers them right to your inbox in Talking Transit. This week, MPC looks at Stockholm’s high-speed rail airport express service and its applicability in Chicago.
President Obama’s economic recovery plan on the right track
MPC is encouraged by the President’s pledge to do away with earmarking in favor of an infrastructure investment strategy based on national and regional goals and innovation.
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.
Miss a recent MPC event? Catch up with Chicago Amplified
If the hectic holiday season caused you to miss one of MPC’s 2008 year-end events, resolve to catch up in the New Year by downloading audio recordings of MPC roundtables and conferences, complements of Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Amplified.

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