50 years after it was promised, the South Red Line Extension is slated to get a $1.973B grant
And fortunately, despite what the news release stated, the RLE is still predicted to cut the commute time from 130th to the Loop by 30 minutes.
Chicago’s e-scooter program is zooming ahead, but equity gaps remain
The city’s e-scooters are seeing increased use, but ridership lags in the city’s Black and Brown neighborhoods
16 organizations sign letter to Mayor Johnson calling for a “a bold and visionary” CDOT chief
It's great to see a letter noting that while Gia Biagi helped create a safer, more equitable transportation system, the next CDOT chief must take larger steps in that direction.
Exit interview: Outgoing CDOT chief Gia Biagi discusses her tenure as transportation chief
Biagi said the Lightfoot administration deserves credit for over 1,000 pedestrian safety upgrades at intersections, and making infrastructure planning more equitable.
CTA ridership data suggests TOD zones around transit should be much larger than the current half-mile maximum
The relationship between ridership and nearby population is strongest when we define “nearby” as being between 1.0 and 1.5 miles.