Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Illinois

Trading Cars for Transit Passes “in the Middle of the Corn and Soybeans”

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This post is part of a series featuring stories and research that will be presented at the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike/Pro-Place conference September 8-11 in Pittsburgh. If Champaign-Urbana can make it easier to leave your car at home, any place can. That’s what local planner Cynthia Hoyle tells people about the progress her region has made over the last few years. With great intention […]

House Bill Would Give Cities and Towns More Say Over Transpo Spending

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A bill to give local governments greater access to transportation funds has bipartisan sponsors in the House of Representatives. The Innovation in Surface Transportation Act, introduced late last month, would let local communities access a much more significant share of federal transportation funds. The legislation would set aside a share of various federal programs that flow to […]

Midwest Rail Lives! Work Underway in Four States

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Intercity rail dreams in the Midwest have certainly seen their share of  setbacks — with federal funds being returned in Ohio, Wisconsin and, more recently, Michigan. But all is far from lost. Yesterday, U.S. DOT announced a $186 million grant to Illinois DOT to upgrade the line between Chicago and Joilet — about 40 miles […]

NRDC Names 15 Smarter Cities

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How long do you have to wait for a bus in your city? How much does it cost? Does every family on your block have two cars? And tell us about your bikeshare program… The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been asking questions like these to determine their list of 15 Smarter Cities – […]