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.

Transit in Chicagoland is picking up speed!

Recent news has been very good for transit in our region and beyond:

Pace is going to run an express bus on the shoulder of I-55, and it is planning express on I-355 and I-290 in the near future. Read more in the Chicago Sun-Times story, “Pace buses to use shoulder of I-55.”

In other news… high speed rail lines could be coming to the region in the next few years, linking Chicago with Milwaukee, Madison, Detroit and Pontiac, and later, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Louisville and other cities. Read more in the Chicago Tribune story, “Obama’s $8 billion plan would dramatically shorten trips from Chicago to other Midwest cities.”