Posts tagged "transportation"

The Future of Transportation

The Future of Transportation
If names of companies like, I-GO, Zipcar, Divvy, Sidecar, Lyft, Uber all sound foreign to you., don’t worry because soon they won’t. While public transportation will not go away. Private services will see a dramatic change as the old transportation models are being turned upside down. Companies such as I-GO and Zipcar are involved in... Read more »

Why Can't I Go with I-GO

Why Can't I Go with I-GO
On May 18, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) shut down the Southside branch of the Red Line transit system. Train stations from 22nd Street to 95th Street will be closed for approximately 5-6 months to complete repairs to the tracks. There has been a lot of debate why this work is just now taking place... Read more »

SBA Presents: Bonding Is Achievable Seminar for Contractors at Chicago State University

SBA Presents: Bonding Is Achievable Seminar for Contractors at Chicago State University
Recently, Metra has been under public scrutiny from Congressman Bobby Rush and local southside alderman for a lack of minority participation on the Grand Crossing Rail Project. The project is a $5 billion, 15 year project that will relieve train congestion on the Southside. So far only a $100,000 contract has been given to local... Read more »
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How Much are the 79th Street Station Naming Rights Worth

How Much are the 79th Street Station Naming Rights Worth
JP over at The Sixth Ward Blog discussed this last week via a story at Curbed Chicago. It was a question I discussed a while back. It appears that CTA has decided that the stations with the highest ridership have the potential to become cash registers. The partnership with Apple at the North Ave./Clybourn station... Read more »

6th Ward Public Forum On Transit Safety And Investments On The Southside

6th Ward Public Forum On Transit Safety And Investments On The Southside
Please join Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer for a 6th Ward meeting focusing on our transit cooridors on the South Side of Chicago. Alderman Sawyer believes that strong transit corridors are necessary to stabilize our neighborhoods and is seeking public discussion on how the community has interacted with the transit system. Saturday, February 25, 2012 10... Read more »