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A wild ride: Storied Chicagoland walk/bike/transit booster Randy Neufeld discusses his long career

The elder statesman of the local sustainable transportation advocacy scene has some new tricks up his sleeve.

May 21, 2024

CDOT Complete Streets czar David Smith discusses new projects at ATA Advocacy Connect session

During the Q & A, Smith responded to the question, "What cities in the U.S. and around the world does CDOT use as inspiration for what you want our streets to look like?"

May 20, 2024

Equiticity and ATA: Passing a 25 mph speed limit should be combined with street redesigns that calm traffic

Equiticity, a mobility justice nonprofit, says the new speed limit shouldn't involve increased enforcement, which it says would disproportionately impact drivers of color

April 29, 2024

Leaders celebrated for commitment to public transit and pedestrian safety at annual Movers & Shakers Ball

1st Ward Ald. Daniel La Spata, Metra CEO James M. Derwinski, and 7th District Illinois State Senator Mike Simmons were honored at the event.

April 8, 2024

Transit advocates weigh in on the CTA’s Refresh & Renew program

Advocates say the program to occasionally deep-clean 'L' stations is nice, but it would be great if the agency put more effort into keeping train stops sanitary all the time.

March 14, 2024

At ATA’s Transit is Essential Town Hall, participants discussed strategies to improve local bus and train service

Ideas included offering more Metra reverse-commute service, diversifying the transit advocacy community, and canvassing door-to-door on public transportation issues.

March 5, 2024

CTA says surveys reveal customer satisfaction has gone up. What do transit advocates make of that finding?

The Active Transportation Alliance and the grassroots transit advocacy group Commuters Take Action talked about their impressions of the survey results.

February 2, 2024

Watch: Discussing Chicago’s 2023 bikeway wins and challenges at an ATA City Advocacy discussion

The Active Transportation Alliance graciously invited Streetsblog Chicago to talk about what we learned by visiting every bikeway built in 2023.

January 23, 2024

The 130th Street sidepath, connecting the new Red Line station and Major Taylor Trail, is moving ahead

CDOT says the project will be entering its preliminary design phase soon, although it may be a while before it's ready to ride.

December 27, 2023