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.

Thanks Congress

Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved a one year extension to the surface transportation authorization. They also approved transfers of money to keep the Highway/Transit Fund solvent. The bill will bring at least $1 million in money for Safe Routes to School in Illinois and also allow for a 2010 round of Transportation Enhancements grants. The bill has already been approved by the U.S. House and is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama on Thursday. 

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