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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.

Federal Update

Congress continues to deliberate the new surface transportation bill. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) has come out in support of a two year bill to focus on economic stimulus. But the House and Senate are not in agreement. In the meantime, Congress has passed a temporary extension to the current bill to last until mid-December. The good news is that this extension continues funding for Safe Routes to School, Transportation Enhancements and other programs important to Active Trans. Keep reading this blog for updates on our federal agenda.