Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:47
WHAT DO ACTIVE TRANS AMBASSADORS DO?
If you’re someone who is excited about helping to make our region a better place for walking, biking and transit, you might enjoy serving as an Active Trans Ambassador.
Active Trans Ambassadors represent the Active Transportation Alliance as volunteers at events in Chicago and the suburbs. Anyone can become an ambassador!
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 14:21
As election season in the City of Chicago approaches, Active Trans is excited to invite our partners and supporters across the city to provide input on our 2019 transportation platform.
Active Trans will host two meetings open to all to help build a collaborative and intersectional platform, which will be used to educate candidates and voters in the 2019 Chicago mayoral and city council elections.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:09
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) finally has a plan to make all its rail stations accessible. Unfortunately, however, only a small portion of the work is funded.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:03
Transit riders have spoken up throughout the planning process for the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive and that support is starting to show up in the project design.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:37
In 2017, Active Trans and our partners from the Back on the Bus Coalition published the Back on the Bus report. This report found that bus ridership in the city was dropping and that the way to increase bus ridership was to focus on improving bus speed and reliability.
To reverse this trend, three recommendations were given:
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:13
Chicago's Chinatown has been touted as one of the only Chinatowns in the U.S. that is growing. Indeed, over the past several years, Chinese Americans have moved beyond Chinatown's core within Armour Square and into "Greater Chinatown."
While Chicago's Chinatown is a vibrant neighborhood and great place to live, it’s also long overdue for active transportation investments.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 06/25/2018 - 15:45
Mayor Emanuel’s proposal to incentivize housing development near high-ridership bus routes must prioritize on-site affordable units and come with upgrades to bus service.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:29
Before city leaders go any further in negotiations with Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build and operate express transit service from O’Hare to downtown, they should revisit who the project benefits and if the public-private partnership will slow progress on the region’s more pressing transit needs.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:23
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:32
Last week 10 civic and business organizations signed a letter to the city and state calling for dedicated transit lanes on North Lake Shore Drive.
As outlined in the letter, dedicated lanes would boost bus speed and reliability and get more people riding transit.
Bus riders already account for more than 20 percent of users on Lake Shore Drive every day while taking up a fraction of the space that cars do.