Cook County backs off CTA funding cuts; Metra and CTA approve budgets

Cook County backs off CTA funding cuts; Metra and CTA approve budgets

It’s been an eventful few weeks for transit in the Chicago region. So here’s a recap to keep you up-to-date.

Transit challenges in McHenry County

Transit challenges in McHenry County

As Active Transportation Alliance employees, we always attempt to walk, bike or take transit when visiting clients or attending meetings away from the office.

Riders for Better Transit attends CTA and Metra budget hearings

Riders for Better Transit attends CTA and Metra budget hearings

Over the last week, representatives from Active Trans' Riders for Better Transit campaign attended both the CTA and Metra public hearings about their proposed budgets for 2012.

Long way to go even with $1 billion investment in CTA Red and Purple Lines

Long way to go even with $1 billion investment in CTA Red and Purple Lines

Active Trans applauds Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for investing in our region’s transit system.

Commuting by boat

Commuting by boat

Did you know that Wendella Boats have been offering water taxi commuter service in Chicago for nearly 50 years?

What does Riders for Better Transit think about the proposed CTA budget?

What does Riders for Better Transit think about the proposed CTA budget?

Last week the CTA announced its proposed budget for fiscal year 2012.

A streetcar named Chicago

A streetcar named Chicago

If you’ve spent much time in Chicago, you’ve likely seen them peeking through the asphalt when roads are scraped down for resurfacing.

RedEye El Crawl rolls along

RedEye El Crawl rolls along

Congrats to RedEye Chicago on a very successful Brown Line El Crawl this past weekend!

Transit is in trouble! Where will the money come from?

Transit is in trouble! Where will the money come from?

In response to our action alert sent out this week asking transit riders to tell their elected officials how important it is to fund public transit, we got a great question from a rider.

Action Alert: End the cycle of transit service cuts and fare increases!

Action Alert: End the cycle of transit service cuts and fare increases!

Metra has proposed raising fares 25 percent in their 2012 budget, and th

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