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

Tear out the Blue Line? A look at the I-290 corridor study

Tear out the Blue Line? A look at the I-290 corridor study

A couple weeks ago I attended the 11th meeting of the I-290 Corridor Advisory Group and Task Force.

Thanks for everything, Ray LaHood!

Thanks for everything, Ray LaHood!

Lots of news this week about Ray LaHood, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Riders for Better Transit comments at CTA board meeting

Riders for Better Transit comments at CTA board meeting

At yesterday's CTA board meeting, Riders for Better Transit gave the following public comments:

Do you know about Pace WebWatch?

Do you know about Pace WebWatch?

As most of us know, CTA has a very popular Bus Tracker service that provides real-time arrival information for CTA buses.

Englewood Flyover featured in Sec. Ray LaHood's blog!

Englewood Flyover featured in Sec. Ray LaHood's blog!

We all love to talk about the need for better rail service, but rarely notice when these complicated infrastructure projects actually find a solution.

Riders for Better Transit to Testify at Transit Agency Board Meetings on Fare Increases and Service Cuts

Released Tuesday, October 11

Contact:
Ethan Spotts
Mobile 312.919.1423
Office 312.427.3325 x 287
ethan@activetrans.org

Riders for Better Transit to Testify at Transit Agency Board Meetings on Fare Increases and Service Cuts

In coming weeks, the CTA and Metra are expected to propose their 2012 budgets, which will likely include fare increases and/or service cuts.

Unfortunately, the threat of fare increases and service cuts have become an annual tradition in our region because our elected leaders have failed to adequately fund transit.

The consequences of service cuts and fare increases would be far-reaching, impacting our mobility, our economy, our quality of life, our environment and the congestion on our streets.

In short, it would make everyday activities more difficult for a wide range of people—from a child trying to get to school, a worker getting to his or her job and a grandmother trying to visit her grandchildren.

Representatives from the Riders for Better Transit initiative at the Active Transportation Alliance will be giving public comments regarding transit budgets at the following upcoming transit agency board meetings:

Chicago Transit Authority
Thur., Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m.
567 W. Lake St., Second Floor, Boardroom, Chicago, Ill.

Metra
Fri., Oct. 14, 9 a.m.
547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.

RTA
Thur., Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.
175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650, Chicago, Ill.

Active transportation gets easier in the 25th Ward

Active transportation gets easier in the 25th Ward

Thank you Alderman Solis for requesting 39 new bicycle racks for Chicago's 25th Ward!

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