South Suburbs

South Shore Line kicks off bikes-on-trains pilot project

After years of advocacy, South Shore Line riders rolled their bicycles aboard the Northwest Indiana commuter rail system’s trains for the very first time this weekend as part of a pilot project announced last year. Despite the nasty weather, a handful of people took advantage of the service durin

Peter Taylor, trail advocate extraordinaire

Every trail needs a staunch advocate. For the Major Taylor Trail on Chicago's South Side, Peter Taylor has played that role for many years.

Adding lanes to Stevenson won’t relieve congestion

Last week Governor Rauner announced a proposal to add managed travel lanes to Interstate 55 under a public private partnership.

If approved by the Illinois General Assembly, the project would add at least one lane in each direction to I-55 between Interstate 355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and Interstate 90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway).

Help plan future of transportation in Will County

Will County wants your input on walking, biking and taking public transit.

Will County Division of Transportation will be shaping its Long Range Transportation Plan with a new survey and five open houses. This plan will set priorities for future transportation investments in the county. 

Early reviews for new Ventra app generating excitement

Starting Thursday, Chicagoland transit riders can download a mobile app to reload their transit cards, buy Metra mobile tickets and track nearby buses and trains.

The free Ventra app available on Apple and Android devices will make it easier for CTA and Pace riders to manage their Ventra accounts, but the biggest benefit is to Metra riders who are no longer required to purchase paper tickets.

Federal bill preserves active transportation funding

In a big victory for the active transportation community, the U.S.

3 ways you can support transit expansion in Cook County

Fall is budget season in the Chicago region and that means we've entered a critical stage in our Transit Future campaign with the Center for Neighborhood Technology(CNT). As talks continue with President Toni Preckwinkle and all 17 members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, here are three ways you can help:

Federal support announced for great projects

On Wednesday the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) announced 66 projects will receive federal funding over the next five years to reduce congestion, improve air quality and enhance non-motorized travel in the city and suburbs.

New Pace Bus budget includes $7.6 million in new service

While financial constraints have left local government agencies struggling to fund public transit in recent years, at least one agency is planning to expand service in 2016.

Pace, the suburban bus provider in the Chicago region, released its proposed 2016 budget last week, and it includes nearly $8 million in new service.

SouthEast Service would be boon for South Suburbs

The south suburbs is one of the most underserved areas in the Chicago region’s rapid transit network and for decades residents and businesses have rallied behind the proposed SouthEast Service (SES) line as a transformational project.