| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:23 AM
A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments.
"The current state of transit...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions.
Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner took Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to task Thursday for failing to dump all of the politically connected people hired as “staff assistants” at the Illinois Department of Transportation, saying the state...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:06 AM
In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along the lakefront. At the very least.
Over the next four years, city and state officials will be collecting, refining and studying...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:27 PM
North Lake Shore Drive is a mess for many of the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists who use it each day, according to new research from city and state transportation officials who are planning an overhaul of the aging...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that he has appointed a former Illinois Department of Transportation special projects manager to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th Ward alderman.
Natashia Holmes left IDOT in 2012 and recently worked as a project manager...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:13 PM
A new, faster bus line is headed to Greater Grand Rapids, called the Silver Lane.
It's supposed to go from Downtown Grand Rapids, all the way to Kentwood down Division Avenue. The project comes with a high price tag.
"Today, on behalf of President Obama...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 3:23 PM
Wacker Drive near Lake Street in downtown Chicago offers a panorama of an incredible transportation metropolis that huge numbers of people rely upon every day, yet often take for granted.
Cars, buses, trucks, taxis, bicyclists and pedestrians use both...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 4:22 PM
You may have noticed that the benches are gone from the area between Division/Ashland/MIlwaukee. Here's why....
| Oct 15, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In fairness to the skeptics, the pitch for Chicago's MeterSave program does have many hallmarks of a classic scam. WE'LL PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET! Install a water meter in your single-family home or two-flat, and save an average of......
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:56 PM
For some reason, the accelerating pace of innovation really felt real to me as intellectual property attorney Sharon Barner remarked to our table that the U.S. Patent Office was in dire need of innovation -- to keep up with the backlog of so much...