Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:40
With suburban municipal elections around the region less than a month away on April 4, it's a good time to ask: Where do my candidates stand on biking, walking and transportation?
Active Trans is contacting candidates for mayor and village president from 200+ municipalities and requesting that they complete our Suburban Municipal Candidate Questionnaire to educate voters on their views related to active transportation issues.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:07
Last week at the Active Trans Awards Reception a couple hundred people turned out to support the movement for healthier, cleaner transportation options in Chicagoland.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:14
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:14
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:32
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:02
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:10
Our regional commuter rail network is getting a major expansion in Northwest Indiana thanks to the West Lake Corridor Project, also known as the South Shore Line extension.
Led by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), the project is expected to be transformative for the region’s transportation accessibility and economic development.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:46
The coming new year provides a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. With that in mind, here's our list of the top ten active transportation stories from 2016.
As you browse through these, be sure to savor the successes — especially if you’re one of the many people who helped make them happen.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 13:13
More cities across the United States are using bus rapid transit to help solve some of the challenges of conventional bus service.
Bus rapid transit, or BRT, is an innovative approach that combines off-board payment, dedicated bus lanes, signal clearance priority and improvements to station infrastructure to make riding the bus a more fast, comfortable and reliable option.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:48
While most cities in the Midwest are dominated by the automobile, Kansas City is using Bus Rapid Transit to make its downtown more dense, walkable and accessible.
Traditional bus routes provide a critical service but can present challenges to the people who use them. If a bus line has long wait times, restrictive hours, uncomfortable bus stops, and frustratingly slow commutes, taking the bus becomes less appealing.