David Zegeye Recent Posts With new details emerging, state funding for One Central makes even less sense By David Zegeye | Jul 13, 2021 | No Comments Given the city’s history of using public funds for private developments, One Central has not provided the confidence that Illinois has made a good deal with our money. Why has the Damen Green Line station project been delayed by two years? By David Zegeye | Mar 9, 2021 | No Comments While the city isn't saying exactly what the holdup was, hopefully city planners will learn from this experience in order to prevent other underserved communities from experiencing delayed transit access. New Sat/Sun pass, capital projects, and South Cook pilot part of Metra’s 2021 Budget By David Zegeye | Oct 9, 2020 | No Comments Fortunately Mayor Lightfoot and CTA now seem to be onboard with South Cook pilot. An intergovernmental agreement is drafted and will hopefully be approved at the November board meeting. Spotlight on equitable transit oriented development at Elevated Chicago symposium By David Zegeye | Aug 14, 2020 | No Comments The virtual symposium focused on equitable approaches to transit-oriented development. Police have always limited Black people’s mobility and freedom in public spaces By David Zegeye | Jun 3, 2020 | No Comments This moment is an opportunity to redefine the role of police and center Black lives, our freedom, and our movement through spaces. Why not both? South Red Line project would complement, not compete with, rapid Metra service By David Zegeye | Feb 17, 2020 | No Comments When two out-of-towners on the payroll of an often-anti-transit organization exhort Chicagoans to "cancel" a rail project in an underserved neighborhood, skepticism is warranted. How Chicago’s legacy of segregation has pushed Black people into transit, job deserts By David Zegeye | Jan 21, 2020 | No Comments Reversing this harm will require policies that make transportation more convenient and affordable, and promote population and retail density. Auburn Gresham Metra stop, which broke ground yesterday, could spur South Side retail By David Zegeye | Oct 1, 2019 | 7 Comments While the current station design is too car-oriented, it does include a pedestrian plaza and plentiful bike parking. Frequent and affordable Metra service would improve quality of life on the South Side By David Zegeye | Sep 23, 2019 | 7 Comments Fighting between transit agencies will continue to hurt Black and low-income South Siders the most. How Chicago’s New Bus TOD Ordinance Could Help Underserved Communities By David Zegeye | Dec 17, 2018 | 6 Comments By expanding the areas that are eligible for TOD to include zones around busy bus corridors, the city could help spur investment in low-income neighborhoods.