Lessons in transit: How Chicagoland can improve its transit network
Photo by Paul McGregor
What ideas do you have for making our region’s transit system more attractive, efficient and reliable? Every few weeks MPC produces Talking Transit, an e-newsletter highlighting transit innovations from around the world, to spark some new thinking for our transit system – and we’d love your ideas!
To get your juices flowing, here are some noteworthy nuggets from past Talking Transit articles:
- Bogota’s bus rapid transit network provides almost the same number of weekday trips as the entire Chicago Transit Authority bus and rail network combined.
- In preparation for the Winter Olympics, a $2.2 billion light rail service was constructed in Vancouver, Canada. It is the largest transit construction project in the history of British Columbia.
- When Minnesota received a $133 million grant to expand its congestion pricing program to the gridlocked I-35W, state officials allocated 65 percent of the federal grant for a variety of transit projects as part of the state’s strategy to alleviate congestion.
Transit junkie? Sign up for your copy of Talking Transit today! And if you have ideas for future stories, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.