Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

School Safety bill passes in House

Great news – HB 156, the School Safety Bill passed the House yesterday with only one no vote.  Now that things are rolling, be sure to check our legislative page for updates.

HB156 and SB 75 would give school districts more flexibility in their use of money that comes from speeding violations in school zones. Specifically, it would allow them use the funds for Sate Routes to School and School Safety Block Grant activities. 

Our next issue of ModeShift, hitting mailboxes in early March, will give you details on these bills and tips on how to be an advocate in your community every day.