What makes a strong transit system?

TransitCenter’s new report, “Who’s on Board 2016: What Today’s Riders Teach Us About Transit That Works,” concludes that speed and frequency of transit matter most to riders

New map for Northwest Indiana

Looking for a comfortable bike route between Chicago and Indiana? Look no further! The 2016 Northwest Indiana Regional Greenways & Blueways map has just been released for free to the public. 

This past winter and spring, staff at Active Trans worked with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) to update and revamp its 2012 map for people who bike, hike and paddle. 

Cook County plan prioritizes transit, biking, walking

Cook County released its first transportation plan since 1940 this week and it contains lots of good news for people who ride transit, bike and walk.

Rapid Transit coming to Dempster Street

A new state of the art rapid transit service is in development to take riders from Evanston to O’Hare International Airport. The Pulse Dempster Line will connect the communities of Evanston, Skokie, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Rosemont along the major thoroughfare. 

CTA modernizing Blue Line's Forest Park Branch

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) held a meeting to gather community input on the Blue Line Forest Park Branch Vision Study. CTA representatives spoke to residents and commuters about accessing stations, customer experience and station improvement concepts.

The Blue Line Forest Park Branch is 55 years old and in desperate need of improvement.

Meeting planned for families of crash victims

My life was forever changed when my husband, Jay, was killed in 2014, struck from behind while riding his bicycle by a then 89-year-old driver returning home at dusk in a rental car after visiting his wife in a nursing home. A volatile combination of circumstances.

On a well-lit major Chicago street the driver did not see the grown man on a large bicycle directly in front of him and, to this day, retains his license to drive.

Early BRT adoption leads to expansion in Eugene, Oregon

BRT is a state-of-the art bus system that provides the reliability and speed of rail, but at the fraction of the cost.

Although it started gaining momentum in the United States, the city of Eugene, Oregon, was one of the first cities to adopt BRT.

North Shore residents: CTA and Pace want to hear from you!

The Pace Suburban Bus system and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) want your input on improving transit options in Skokie, Lincolnwood, Evanston, Wilmette and the North Side of Chicago.

The North Shore Coordination Plan is a project by Pace and the CTA that seeks to improve transit service in the North Shore area south of Lake Ave., north of Devon Ave. and east of I-94 to the lake. 

Lincoln Bus

After years of community advocacy, CTA worked with community partners and agreed to restore the #11 Lincoln Avenue bus for a limited time. 

State’s multiyear plan shows misplaced priorities

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released its new six-year, $11.2 billion spending plan, and it’s sadly lacking in projects that benefit people who walk, bike and ride public transit.