Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:55
Chicago should look to the West Coast as it considers investing more to speed up local buses.
Seventeen years ago, when Los Angeles County decided to give its buses priority at traffic signals, the buses experienced huge gains in speed and reliability. The county has a massive bus system that accounts for a majority of all public transportation trips.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:21
In 2012, San Francisco’s MUNI transit system implemented a revolutionary concept to America’s bus systems – pre-paid, all-door boarding for all of its street vehicles, including buses and trolleys.
Bus riders could now enter through any door of any vehicle at any time and tap their transit card on a reader that’s adjacent to the door to verify payment. Riders who don’t have transit cards could pay their fare before boarding and carry a receipt on board for proof of payment.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:42
Submitted by Ron Burke on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:35
Yet again, a state agency is adding lanes to a busy highway with hopes of relieving traffic congestion.
This week the Illinois Tollway announced it will move forward with planning for a $4 billion expansion project on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. It’s the latest in an alarming trend of spending billions of dollars to add capacity to major roadways in Chicagoland.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 04/12/2017 - 14:26
Creating safe and easy access to Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and showcasing cultural assets are key goals of the River Trail campaign.
Our plan for a Chicago River Trail is driven by the idea that more Chicago neighborhoods need better access to recreation options and healthy transportation infrastructure.
One of the many neighborhoods in the city that would benefit from a continuous Chicago River Trail is Chinatown.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 04/11/2017 - 14:12
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:40
Since last year, the Chicago Park District has been leading a public planning effort to connect seven existing and planned open space areas on the far South Side of Chicago.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:06
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:11
Looking for the latest news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community? Look no further!
Below you can check out some highlights from our latest local e-newsletters. Our local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:00