In the news 2020
Black And Brown Essential Workers Had To Keep Taking Buses And Trains Despite Coronavirus Risks, Research Shows (Block Club Chicago; August 26, 2020)
Analysis from Active Trans shows that essential workers living in Chicago’s Black and Brown neighborhoods have had to continue taking public transit during the coronavirus pandemic despite the risk.
Shutting down public transit is unfair to Chicagoans who need it most (Chicago Sun-Times; August 16, 2020)
Active Trans Executive Director Amy Rynell calls for transparency from city officials to understand why they are severely limiting public transit, a service thousands of working-class Chicagoans depend on.
Officials discuss menu system overhaul, inequitable shutdowns at ATA transit town hall (Streetsblog Chicago; July 22, 2020)
Illinois State Sen. Robert Peters and 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin discuss how to improve transportation equity at Active Trans’ virtual town hall.
Riding Your Bike Or Going For A Walk? Here’s How To Stay Safe From Coronavirus (Block Club Chicago; April 22, 2020)
Active Trans released guidelines for how to walk and bike safely without catching the coronavirus or spreading it to others.
Hiring more cops to chase down Metra fare evaders is a waste of money (Chicago Sun-Times; January 20, 2020)
Instead of ramping up law enforcement of fare evasion on Metra trains, Active Trans proposes creating a reduced fare program for low-income residents and imposing community service hours as an alternative to criminal penalties.