Did You Know?

Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Debate on the future of Chicago transit: April 12

The Chicago Architecture Foundation gathered a stellar lineup of participants for an upcoming debate on Chicago transit.

Included among the debate panelists is one of Active Trans’ newest board members, Steve Schlickman, executive director of the Urban Transportation Center at University of Illinois at Chicago (read more about Schlickman).

Expect a lively discussion on topics such as the future of train and bus travel, the need for good design and the reality of budget constraints. The audience will be invited to ask questions, and can vote on the most convincing arguments at the conclusion of the debate.

In addition to Schlickman, debate panelists are:

  • Aaron Renn, urban affairs analyst and blogger
  • Lee Bey, executive director, Chicago Central Area Committee and blogger
  • Christopher Robling, principal, Jayne Thompson & Associates
  • Mary Wisniewski, reporter, Reuters

The moderator will be the cultural critic and blogger, Edward Lifson.

The event takes place Tuesday, April 12, 6 p.m., at the Cactus Bar and Grill, 404 S. Wells St., Chicago. The event is free, but you must register in advance.