Did You Know?

Only 11 percent of Chicagoland residents ride transit to work.

What's happening with SB 1258?

Our fight for equitable funding for active transportation continues. Here's what is going on now. The Illinois State Senate adjourned on Friday without taking action on several bills, including SB 1258. This bill got an extension until May 3 (the next session day). That's okay with us. It gives us two more weeks to build support for this important legislation. 

Our vote count shows us very close to passing SB 1258. Where's that support coming from? Your calls. Many senators told us last week that they switched their positions because of your calls. 

If passed, this legislation will mark the first time motor fuel tax would fund healthy, sustainable transportation improvements. Learn more about the bill here.

The current target senators are all of those who represent part or all of DuPage and Will Counties. And it includes Senator Schmidt, from the 31st District representing Grayslake and surrounding communities in Lake County.

During the next two weeks, please call your state senator if you live in one of those communities. Call their district office number listed (remember the Springfield offices are closed for two weeks). 

Thank you to Pace, CTA, City of Chicago, Metropolitan Planning Council, Metropolis Strategies, Illinois Environmental Council, Natural Resources Defense Council and Environment Illinois for supporting SB 1258.