Posts in category "Transportation"

CTA's (Old and New) Stroller Policy

Last month Rahm Emanuel suggested that if you don’t want to pay the CTA fare increase, which will hurt poor, working-class families, that you should choose to drive instead. On Dec. 5, the CTA began to promote its stroller policy that also reflects Rahm Emanuel’s disdain for the poor. The posters promoting the policy remind... Read more »

Undocumented Immigrant Driver's Licenses in Illinois

The state of Illinois is considering a bill that will allow (and mandate) undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses. This bill begs the question, why is it important that undocumented immigrants be allowed/mandated to get legal driver’s licenses? Nationally, unlicensed motorists are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than licensed... Read more »

CTA Fare Increases: Pay or Drive

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been called Mayor 1% due to his willingness to meet with business investors over community members and for the privatization of public education by promoting charters as choice. Not to say all those things aren’t bad, but he really showed his 1% colors (chartreuse and some other fancy sounding color)... Read more »
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Chicago's Bike Share Program: Yay or Nay?

Chicago's Bike Share Program: Yay or Nay?
I wrote, in August, about Chicago’s push to be greener by building several miles of protected bike lanes, and now Chicago has a new way of getting greener and possibly putting those protected bike lanes into use. Chicago plans on launching a bike share system in the spring of 2013. The City will own the... Read more »

The Politics of Public Transportation: How to Fix the CTA

Earlier this year it was announced that the south side portion of the red line would shut down for five months beginning in 2014. The city promised shuttle buses, but it still seemed rather drastic that the southern branch of the red line would be completely off limits to passengers. Especially, when you consider that... Read more »

The Politics of Bike Lanes in Chicago

On Aug. 5, 2012, Rahm Emanuel announced at Malcolm X College his plan to build 22 miles of protected bike paths and lanes by the end of this year to the sound of rejoicing voices from the many bike enthusiasts in Chicago. The goal is to build 100 protected bike paths by the end of... Read more »
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