Declare yourself car-free on Sept. 22!

Declare yourself car-free on Sept. 22!

On Sept. 22, join thousands of people across Chicagoland who are declaring themselves car-free in favor of transit, walking and biking for Chicagoland Car-Free Day!

Save money on your transit costs while bringing in cash for your employer

Save money on your transit costs while bringing in cash for your employer

Did you know you could save money on your transit expenses if your employer was enrolled in the pre-tax Transit Benefit Fare Program?

Chicago BRT proposals get attention

Chicago BRT proposals get attention

This blog article in The Transport Politic by Yonah Freemark

Riders for Better Transit needs you!

Riders for Better Transit needs you!

If you support transit and have a bit of extra time, we need your help.

Commuting with the mayor

Commuting with the mayor

While Active Trans was busy reaching out to transit riders through our new Riders for Better Transit initiative, we learned

Transit and the tollway

Transit and the tollway

The Illinois Tollway on Thursday

New Morgan CTA station rising in the West Loop

New Morgan CTA station rising in the West Loop

To address the needs of a neighborhood growing by leaps and bounds, CTA is building a new L station at Morgan and Lake Streets to serve the Green and Pink Lines in the West Loop.

Active Trans launches new Riders for Better Transit initiative

Active Trans launches new Riders for Better Transit initiative

As transit agencies prepare their budgets for next year, the riding public is bracing itself for another round of possible service cuts and fare increases.

Giving transit riders in Chicagoland a stronger voice

Released Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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

Giving transit riders in Chicagoland a stronger voice
New Riders for Better Transit campaign fights for funding and transit service improvements

Chicago, Aug. 24, 2011 -- As transit agencies prepare their budgets for next year, the riding public is bracing itself for another round of possible service cuts and fare increases.

To fight for the needs of transit riders, the Active Transportation Alliance launched Riders for Better Transit, a new initiative to organize transit riders in the Chicago region to demand better transit options.

Residents and community leaders can declare their support for better transit and learn more at www.ridersforbettertransit.org.

“Riders across the region know our system is plagued by slow zones, overcrowding and deteriorating stations, and every community has a laundry list of needs, from restoring bus service that’s been cut to increasing train frequencies,” said Ron Burke, Executive Director of Active Trans. “Our region can barely maintain our current transit service, much less make improvements riders need. The bottom line is transit in our region is significantly underfunded.”

Public meeting on improving Logan Blue Line station and plaza

Public meeting on improving Logan Blue Line station and plaza

Active Trans has been working with Bike Walk 35—Logan Square's (35th Ward) committee of residents working with Ald.

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