Discussing TIFs, Trump and Boneheaded Road Users on “Chicago Newsroom”
Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining veteran newsman Ken Davis on his CAN TV program “Chicago Newsroom” to discuss recent local and national transportation stories. We had a spirited conversation that threatened to become a heated debate when the question of whether lawbreaking cycling is a bigger problem than reckless driving came up. But overall it was a fun dialogue with an insightful interviewer. If you’re short on time, here are some of the highlights.
- 1:42 City Council’s recent vote to approve the transit TIF for North Red Line work
- 6:25 Trump and transit funding
- 8:55 U.S. DOT secretary pick Elaine Chao
- 13:13 Why the Red and Purple Modernization project is absolutely necessary
- 16:52 Comparing the Belmont flyover to the construction of the Kennedy
- 20:15 South Side transit initiatives
- 23:20 Why transit-oriented development has been controversial in Chicago
- 27:00 Anti-TOD activism in Jefferson Park
- 33:40 The downside of Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal
- 36:15 Why public-private partnerships to build tollways are a really bad idea
- 40:35 Did Chicago deserve its award as the best U.S. city for bicycling?
- 42:15 What do we need to do to make this a truly safe city for biking?
- 43:09 How neighborhood opposition killed the Manor Greenway pilot
- 44:35 Ken discusses his fear of running over bike riders
- 50:00 Why Chicago should require side guards for truckes