Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 15:32
In order for people to fully access jobs and contribute to the economy, mobility is key. Yet, in many parts of the Chicago area people do not have convenient access to transit service.
Despite the Chicago area’s extensive public transit system – the RTA reported 635 million CTA, Metra and Pace trips in 2015 – ridership has been flat or declining in recent years.
Transit use is greatly affected by its availability and reliability, and our public transit services don’t reach everyone. So, partnerships are needed.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:17
Chicago’s Divvy bikeshare network is a nationally recognized success story.
As the program continues to expand, many have recognized the need to integrate it with the rest of Chicago’s transit system. This effort took a major step forward last week when Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Dan Lipinski announced a $400,000 federal grant to help incorporate Divvy into the Ventra app.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:48
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 14:29
As overall Chicago transit ridership continues to increase, CTA buses are experiencing a decline in use. The number of people using Chicago’s bus system fell by 1.8 million rides last year, while the L added over 3.5 million trips.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:22
If you’re only seeing the TV and online ads for the proposed “Safe Roads Amendment,” you get the impression it’s only about roads and that it would restrict spending on transit, biking and walking.
The reality is it would lead to a larger pot of money for all modes, including active transportation.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:44
While decades of projects show how upgrading and expanding public transit are strong economic investments, it’s still extremely difficult for cities like Chicago to fund major projects in today’s financial climate.
Now city officials are hopeful a new tool will allow transit agencies to leverage the economic benefits of transit investment to secure federal funds for major projects.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:44
Curious about what Active Trans is working on in your community? Now you have an easy way of finding out through our new In Your Community quarterly e-newsletters, which launched this week.
The e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 14:53
The Chicago Urban League, founded 100 years ago, works for economic and social progress for African Americans and has a rich history of advocacy, collaboration and innovation.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:31
Transportation is often one of the biggest obstacles to job access for Chicagoans looking for work, and public transit should be a convenient and affordable solution.
Unfortunately, the transition to Ventra has made it more difficult for many low-income residents to ride transit to job training, housing, medical appointments, childcare and other critical destinations.
Submitted by Carmen Aiken on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 16:42
Can you find a great day on the CTA — a.k.a. an elevator status board with “All elevators in service”?
Know how to find hidden treasures in the Chicago Pedway?
Looking to lend a hand to Active Trans’ community partners and our current initatives?