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.

Match Making

Senator Richard Durbin has thrown down the gauntlet for the Calumet-Sag Trail Coalition [representing the towns and public agencies who are building the Calumet-Sag Trail]:

He'll match every dollar the Coalition can raise with four dollars in federal grant money, up to $335,000, to design the trail heads, interpretive features and amenities that will define the trail access and interaction for the communities along the trail.

A tremendous offer for the Coalition – if this were 2006. In 2009, the communities and agencies along our corridor are stretched thin.

Thank goodness the Coalition has Friends. And we've got a really, really cool bike.