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  • Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?

    Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?
    Museum Campus, the space along the Chicago lakefront devoted to Soldier Field, Northerly Island, Adler Planetarium and other museums, may not be just for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers any more.
  • Does Chicago need express train service to O'Hare?

    Does Chicago need express train service to O'Hare?
    Imagine a 20-minute train ride between O'Hare Airport and downtown. There's room for your luggage and space for you to work. There's no urine on your seat or stench from your fellow riders who have made a row of seats their home. No, this is not your...

    Uptown's 'living street': Argyle to become more pedestrian friendly

    Uptown's 'living street': Argyle to become more pedestrian friendly
    A bike lane that takes up the entire street. Parking spots for people—not cars—to sit in while sipping coffee.  These ideas aren’t so far-fetched for city planners with projects in the works to make certain streets more pedestrian-...

    When will Ventra innovation arrive?

    When will Ventra innovation arrive?
    Here's an idea for next week's Chicago Ideas Week: Try to create a Chicago transit card with modern conveniences. Chicago is fast becoming known as a digital entrepreneurial hub, a place where big thinkers come to push the edges of technology. One...

    Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road

    Crucial vote looms on controversial toll road
    Nearly a year after backers of the proposed billion-dollar Illiana toll road won a crucial battle to drive the controversial project forward, another showdown looms this week. Opponents hope to halt the effort to build the 50-mile, four-lane highway...