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Curving the cost of traffic: congestion pricing

December 12, 2012

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$7.3 billion yearly is lost from in time and fuel, says Metropolitan Planning Council… but the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning has a solution. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is gaining momentum with a congestion pricing campaign, soliciting media, elected officials and regional agencies to influence the locations and designs of congestion priced lanes. […]

High-speed rail: Comfortable, affordable, & on time

December 7, 2012

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Ray LaHood pleads his case for high-speed rail at UIC Urban Forum and highlights priorities for infrastructure investment. Ray LaHood, US Secretary of Transportation, said Thursday at the UIC Urban Forum that the time for high-speed rail in America is now. “I believe 25 years from now, 80 percent of America will be connected by […]

CTA: a good transport option?

December 6, 2012

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What do Chicagoans think of the CTA? Three Chicago residents speak of their encounters with public transport, and why they might use the CTA instead of driving.

FasPark app makes parking easier

December 6, 2012

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FasPark developer Eyal Amir speaks about his app that finds street parking in Chicago. DePaul professor Joe Schwieterman talks about the impacts of transportation technology.

CTA Penny Rides tradition: MillerCoors hops on

December 5, 2012

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MillerCoors signs $1.36 million CTA contract in an effort to prevent DUIs by offering free New Year’s Eve transport. MillerCoors and the Chicago Transit Authority launched a promotional campaign Tuesday for this year’s Penny Rides program, offering free CTA rides on New Year’s Eve to discourage commuters from drunken driving. “When Miller Time ends, Penny […]

Bike Walk Lincoln Park plans for Chicago bike sharing

November 30, 2012

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Uber Chicago: Driving Competition

November 28, 2012

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It’s cold outside and you’re waiting for a cab. Do you call a cab company? Do you walk to an L stop? Some choose the faster route and use Uber, an Android and iPhone application that allows you to request a taxi or black car from anywhere you are in Chicago. The app has been […]