Submitted by mblettry on Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:25
After years of community advocacy, CTA worked with community partners and agreed to restore the #11 Lincoln Avenue bus for a limited time.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 17:16
Submitted by Jean Khut on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:20
Rail systems are a fast, often preferable transit option for many people, but building them is time consuming and costly. Bus rapid transit (BRT) offers the experience of rail in the form of four wheels.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:22
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced the launch dates and service details for the Lincoln Avenue (#11) and 31st Street (#31) bus pilot programs. While many residents were glad to see service for these routes reinstated, some neighborhood advocates are worried the service is too limited to make an impact.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:27
For decades, South Chicagoland residents and transit experts have recognized the potential benefits of enhancing service along the Metra Electric District (MED) line. Now, after many years, there’s a renewed effort encouraging Metra to commit to improvements.
Active Trans has joined more than a dozen community groups from the South Side and South Suburbs as part of the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric (CMME).
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:31
More good news for people who have been clamoring for taking their bikes on additional Amtrak train routes. As of this week, you can bring your bike aboard Amtrak trains bound for Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s unveiling of the same service on Amtrak’s Hiawatha route, which operates between Chicago and Milwaukee.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 17:36
Want to take your bike on the Amtrak train to Milwaukee? if so, you'll be pleased to know the process just took a big step forward in terms of convenience.
Up until now, Amtrak passengers travelling with their bike between Milwaukee and Chicago had to put their bike in a box. Now people can store their fully-assembled bike in the baggage car during their trip.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 00:00
Politicians in Illinois and across the country love talking about the need to “fix our crumbling infrastructure” and invest in our roads, bridges and transit systems so we can create jobs, strengthen our regional economy and help people get around safely.
When the conversation moves to how to raise the necessary revenue through tax and fee increases, however, leaders too often sprint to the sidelines.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 00:00
Last year, Active Transportation Alliance teamed up with Six Corners Association, Ald. John Arena and members of the Portage Park community to develop a vision for improving bicycle and pedestrian access to this historic commercial district.
This past weekend, Six Corners Association officially launched its Bike Friendly Business District initiative with the installation of two bike murals and two bike corrals, with help from 75 local community members.