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Benchmark traffic analysis flawed; new report provides more comprehensive measurement
  • Sep 29, 2010
New analysis underscores value of transportation investments that connect people to desirable places (Chicago) … A new report from CEOs for Cities found that the widely used benchmark for measuring metropolitan traffic problems – Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI) annual…
The Tollway wants your opinion
MPC research assistant Adrienne Masterton wrote this blog post. The Illinois Tollway Transition Team wants your opinion on how they can improve customer service. If you’re an Illinois Tollway customer, you can offer your suggestions by visiting the Tollway’s web site, scrolling down to…
The Road Less Traveled: Exploring Congestion Pricing in Chicagoland
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  • Jul 22, 2010
In 2007, the Federal Highway Administration awarded the Illinois Tollway a grant to study the potential of congestion pricing in the Chicago region. The Tollway selected Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc., as the technical consultant for the study. The Metropolitan Planning Council, a policy research…
Minnesota battles traffic with congestion pricing
In 2005, nine miles of underutilized carpool lanes along Minnesota’s I-394 corridor were converted into toll lanes. Since then, the lanes have accommodated more than 940,000 vehicles every year, and 90 percent of users maintain a very high level of satisfaction. Passengers in the non-tolled…
Two seasons in Chicago: winter and construction
As the heavy jackets, snow shovels, and boots slowly make their way back into the closet, it doesn’t mean spring is coming. Nope. As every Chicagoan knows, there are only two seasons in our region: winter and construction. And construction season is upon us once again. Yesterday, my inbox…
Traffic Costs Chicago Area $7.3 Billion a Year
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  • Sep 4, 2009
Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) Vice President of External Relations Peter Skosey discusses discusses MPC's recent report, "Moving at the Speed of Conges...
Moving at the Speed of Congestion
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  • Aug 17, 2008
Listen to remarks made at the August 2008 release of Moving at the Speed of Congestion.
Putting Illinois Back on the Map
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  • May 1, 2008
MPC's recommendations in this May 2008 report offered a package of policy and revenue recommendations with one common goal: to improve Chicago’s transportation network to ensure the region’s continued economic growth. Without new and progressive transportation policies and sufficient…

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