Where do candidates for Illinois governor stand on active transportation?

Where do candidates for Illinois governor stand on active transportation?

The 2014 election season is upon us and Active Trans has asked candidates running for Illinois governor to respond to a candidate questionnaire in order to provide insight into their positions on i

Underfunded Metra forced to raise fares to replace aging fleet

Underfunded Metra forced to raise fares to replace aging fleet

Last week, Metra unveiled its rail line improvement plans for the next ten years – and it’s not going to be cheap.

City moving ahead with Central Loop BRT and other downtown improvements

City moving ahead with Central Loop BRT and other downtown improvements

The city announced today that work will begin next year on t

Metra changes bike policy to increase access

Metra changes bike policy to increase access

After hearing from a growing number of bicyclists who ride Metra, Metra leadership took positive steps to better accommodate bicyclists today with changes to its bikes on trains policy.

New report calls region’s transit system “dysfunctional” and “depressing”

New report calls region’s transit system “dysfunctional” and “depressing”

A new report highlights the lack of connectivity in our regional transit system and demonstrates the need for increased investment to avoid falling further behind our peer cities throughout the wor

Upcoming study to focus on accommodating bikes on South Shore Line

Upcoming study to focus on accommodating bikes on South Shore Line

Currently, the South Shore Line is one of only two light rail lines in the U.S.

Thanks for your support of Ashland BRT! Last chance to give comments is Dec. 20

Thanks for your support of Ashland BRT! Last chance to give comments is Dec. 20

Wish you had a better train station? We can help!

Wish you had a better train station? We can help!

Active Trans has developed a new tool for assessing train stations in the Chicago region that takes a look at all aspects of the station and determines what’s needed to improve it.

New video shows the benefits of BRT on Ashland Ave.

New video shows the benefits of BRT on Ashland Ave.

We’re excited about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project proposed for Ashland Avenue and we know residents and businesses along Ashland are too.

Red Line South Closure: Rider Voices Amplified on Day of Action

Red Line South Closure: Rider Voices Amplified on Day of Action

It has begun! After months of anticipation, the historic shut down of the southern portion of the CTA Red Line finally got underway the morning of Sunday May 19. 

On Monday May 20, Riders for Better Transit and community partners across the South Side will mobilize for a day of action to organize around the Riders Bill of Rights. Volunteers will be at CTA stations collecting signatures for the Riders Bill of Rights, which will help ensure their voices are heard throughout the duration of the Red Line closure and beyond. You can view and sign the Riders Bill of Rights here.

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