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Chicago Welcomes Rail~Volution 2006: Paths to Prosperity

Attend Rail~Volution 2006 in Chicago, Nov. 5-8, and learn how you can help shape the future development of the Chicago region.

The Metropolitan Planning Council is proud to partner with the Regional Transportation Authority to co-host Rail~Volution 2006, right here in Chicago. You don't have to be a policy expert to notice that more and more people want to live in communities supported by a great public transit system, walkable streets, and convenient shopping. Rail~Volution is your chance to figure out how:

  • Transit-oriented development from soup to nuts, for novices to veterans.
  • Developers and investors, elected officials, community development leaders, and transportation experts from around the country and world.
  • Seminars, guided field tours, and more.

In the Chicago region, there are multiple places using their rail stops to anchor new development in their older downtowns. For transit-oriented development novices and veterans alike, Rail~Volution is a gathering of more than 1,500 elected officials, business leaders, and transportation experts from around the country. Plan to attend this year’s conference so you can participate in dialogue, make contacts, and better understand the increasing interdependence of the quality of your community and public transportation.

Chicago is a uniquely rich host for Rail~Volution. Only here, in the context of a 100-year-old transit system can participants simultaneously learn from historic rail designs and new investments that are extending rail lines and compact development into the outer suburbs. Featuring national speakers from throughout the country, Rail~Volution Chicago 2006 will provide solutions for those struggling with similar challenges in their hometowns. Attendees can also participate in several on-site workshops about transit-oriented development, including North Shore railroad suburbs, a redeveloping Blue Island, and the Pullman Historic District. Don’t miss this unique chance to play an influential role in the future of urban and suburban transportation in one of the world’s greatest cities!

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