Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:24
State cuts have forced the region’s transit agencies to consider cutting service or increasing fares, due to overwhelming capital and operations needs.
Metra’s recently passed budget includes a 25-cent fare increase for all zones and a reduction in service on four lines.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:58
A recent change to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) fare structure may be contributing to bus ridership declines.
In 2013, CTA increased the price of one-, three-, seven- and 30-day passes while maintaining the base fare, resulting in fewer people buying multi-day passes. If you’re not riding transit multiple times per day for the full period, it no longer makes economic sense to buy the pass.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:23
The fifth issue of our local e-newsletters launched today!
The local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
There are so many exciting projects underway in many different communities -- read more below and check out our In Your Community webpages to learn about what's new in your neighborhood.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:37
On a recent Saturday morning, residents of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and members of the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference gathered to discuss making it easier to get around in the neighborhood. Active Trans was there to facilitate the meeting and provide some background on transportation planning, rules of the road and priority setting.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:30
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:04
The time has come for suburban Chicago communities to boost their game when it comes to improving walkability, bikeability and transit.
In pursuit of these goals, 65 advocates from 44 villages and cities around Chicagoland recently joined Active Trans for our inaugural Bike Walk Every Town suburban advocacy summits.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:35
A healthy and growing bus system is critical to building a more sustainable transportation network in Chicago.
Back on the Bus, a new report from the Active Transportation Alliance, analyzes the recent drop in Chicago bus ridership and outlines low-cost ways to improve service and increase bus ridership.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:03
After 12 years at 9 W. Hubbard, Active Trans is moving. Starting Monday, Oct. 23, our new outpost is on the 17th floor of 35 E. Wacker in downtown Chicago.
Moving a 32-year-old nonprofit organization has been no easy task. Choosing what needs to be packed, what needs to be recycled and what needs to be donated -- and boxing everything up has taken several weeks to complete.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:10
Mayor Emanuel’s proposal to raise fees on Uber and Lyft rides to pay for public transit upgrades is good news for everyone who cares about preserving healthy, sustainable and equitable transportation options across Chicago.
The mayor introduced the potential increase in his budget address this week. If approved by Chicago City Council, 15 cents will be added to the current 52 cents per ride city fee in 2018.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:55
With state legislators again cutting funding for public transit in a recent budget agreement, both Metra and Pace plan to increase fares in 2018.
Metra also plans a limited amount of service cuts, with details still to come.
Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter said at the agency’s September board meeting that neither fare hikes nor service cuts are currently on the table for 2018.