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  • Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

    Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive
    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.
  • Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future

    Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future
    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...

    Emanuel names former IDOT manager to succeed Sandi Jackson

    Emanuel names former IDOT manager to succeed Sandi Jackson
    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...

    Feds: Silver Line Will Increase Bus Ridership

    Feds: Silver Line Will Increase Bus Ridership
    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...

    Chicago's transportation infrastructure weakening

    Chicago's transportation infrastructure weakening
    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...