Did You Know?

Public transit users take 30 percent more steps and spend roughly eight more minutes walking each day than drivers.

A New Green Economy Event on September 14th

From 8-10 a.m. on Sept. 14, seven prominent Chicago area civic groups including the Active Transportation Alliance will hold a roundtable at the Downtown Omni Hotel to discuss tax savings through transit benefits. Attendees will learn about how you can provide your employees a greener way to commute through a federal tax law that saves payroll taxes.

Beyond learning about how these programs work, roundtable participants will also hear what other cities are doing to work with employers and how businesses can save while offering a real benefit to employees. The roundtable will feature other top executives from the Chicagoland area, local elected leaders, Members of Congress, and other national leaders.

This event will feature:

  • The Honorable Manuel Flores, Alderman, 1st Ward, City of Chicago
  • The Honorable Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Stephen A. Schlickman, Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Authority
  • Congressman Daniel Davis (D.– IL) * invited
  • Congressman Daniel K. Lipinski (D—IL) *invited.

If you are interested in attending the roundtable, RSVP via email to or click here.

Sponsors include: The Regional Transportation Authority, The Center for Neighborhood Technology / I-GO, Chicago Metropolis 2020, The Active Transportation Alliance, the Metropolitan Planning Council, The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Accor Services, and the office of Alderman Manuel Flores, 1st Ward.