Did You Know?

Only 0.7 percent of federal transportation funds are spent on improving pedestrian facilities.

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.”