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 Ted Villaire on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:24
Hundreds of people enjoyed the spring weather over the weekend for the Village of Brookfield’s inaugural Bike Brookfield event.
The event -- which included a kids ride, a 5K/10K community ride and an after party with live music and raffle prizes from area businesses -- drew people from all parts of the community and all ages, along with visitors from nearby suburbs and Chicago.
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 Jim Merrell on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:02
Every trail needs a staunch advocate. For the Major Taylor Trail on Chicago's South Side, Peter Taylor has played that role for many years.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 15:14
Last week Governor Rauner announced a proposal to add managed travel lanes to Interstate 55 under a public private partnership.
If approved by the Illinois General Assembly, the project would add at least one lane in each direction to I-55 between Interstate 355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and Interstate 90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway).
Submitted by Leslie Phemister on Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:41
Will County wants your input on walking, biking and taking public transit.
Will County Division of Transportation will be shaping its Long Range Transportation Plan with a new survey and five open houses. This plan will set priorities for future transportation investments in the county.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:12
Starting Thursday, Chicagoland transit riders can download a mobile app to reload their transit cards, buy Metra mobile tickets and track nearby buses and trains.
The free Ventra app available on Apple and Android devices will make it easier for CTA and Pace riders to manage their Ventra accounts, but the biggest benefit is to Metra riders who are no longer required to purchase paper tickets.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:19
In a big victory for the active transportation community, the U.S.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:01
Fall is budget season in the Chicago region and that means we've entered a critical stage in our Transit Future campaign with the Center for Neighborhood Technology(CNT). As talks continue with President Toni Preckwinkle and all 17 members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, here are three ways you can help: