Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 16:39
For decades transportation planning in Cook County has focused largely on moving cars as quickly as possible through our streets, but it looks like that approach may be changing at last.
The county is currently in the second year of a three-year process to develop a Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan will guide the design and implementation of transportation projects in the region.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:35
Calling all trail riders!
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) is holding its 2015 budget hearing on November 18, and we need enthusiastic trail users to make the case for more safe, convenient and accessible trails.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 17:25
In its proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Program and Budget, Metra announced it's prepared, if necessary, to implement a ten-year plan for regular fare increases to fund not only its day-to-day operations, but also to begin the long slog to finally address their $8.6 billion backlog of and on-going annual infrastructure needs.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:44
Active Trans is excited to be working with Wayne Township officials to develop a comprehensive bike plan that should be completed by the end of this year.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:48
The votes have been cast, but this battle is far from over.
On October 9, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Policy Committee, which oversees and approves federal funding in the state, voted to move the GO TO 2040 regional plan forward with the Illiana Expressway still included.
This followed a vote a day earlier by the board of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) not to approve the regional plan because it still includes the politically charged Illiana.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:56
As criticism of the ill-conceived Illiana Tollway project mounts, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) board and policy committee will hold two critical votes this week to determine whether the 50-mile, four-lane Will County highway should remain in the GO TO 2040 regional plan.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:43
Bike sharing is coming to Evanston and Oak Park, and once again it's expanding in the city of Chicago, too!
“Expanding Divvy outside of the city limits means fewer cars on the roads and gives more residents and visitors the fun opportunity to take a ride,” said Governor Pat Quinn at Evanston’s annual Bike the Ridge event last weekend.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:35
As the Nov. 4 Illinois gubernatorial election draws near, Active Trans has been working to ensure that the key issues we care about are being examined and debated by the candidates.
Active Trans recently shared a platform outlining our state-level priorities with all the Illinois gubernatorial candidates. And in coming weeks, we will be sending the candidates a questionnaire and then sharing the results with you.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:16
With the peak biking season in high gear, you may be looking for a secure place to lock your bike, particularly while at work.
Are you asking for secure parking? Are the building managers providing it? Please complete our brief survey. We'll use the results to advocate for more secure bike parking options!
With accomplished bike thieves on the prowl, it's especially important to have secure parking for your commute (and a great lock or locks) when your bike is unattended for 8 hours or more.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:44
We invite you to attend an upcoming public meeting on Thursday, August 21 to show your support for the Cook County Forest Preserve’s North Branch Trail extension project.
If you walk, jog or bike on the North Branch Trail then you have experienced moving from busy streets into quiet woods where the sounds of the city quickly fade away. You may have seen a deer or two.