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Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the reopening of the Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River, after a yearlong $50 million reconstruction project. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Wells Street Bridge Reopens After Yearlong Rebuild

The historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River reopened to cars, bikes, and pedestrians on Thursday; a year after it was closed for a complete overhaul.

11/21/2013

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein. (Credit: CBS)

City Transportation Commissioner Resigning

Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein — best known for spearheading the mayor’s effort to make the city more bike friendly, and for bringing speed cameras to city streets — is stepping down to return to the private sector.

11/01/2013

A Chicago traffic scene. (CBS)

LSD Extension Set To Open Sunday

Chicago’s Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein says it will change the face of a parcel of land that used to house the old U.S. Steel Mill.

10/23/2013

Cyclists get their first ride on a new two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Opens Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Downtown

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

The first two cars drive along Upper Wacker Drive after the north-south section of the street reopened to traffic on Nov. 30, 2012, after a 2 1/2-year reconstruction project. (Credit: CBS)

Wacker Drive Reopens To Traffic

After several years of re-construction, the north-south section of upper Wacker Drive opened to traffic in downtown Chicago this morning. Lower Wacker will re-open to traffic early this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

Chicago's "B-Cycle" bike sharing program launched in July 2010 offered rental bicycles at a number of tourist locations. The city is looking to expand the program to 3,000 bikes and 300 stations for summer 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Bike-Rental Plan Gets City Council Approval

Chicago will have 3,000 bicycles to rent from 300 stations this summer — and 4,000 bikes at 400 stations by next year — under an ambitious plan approved by the City Council Wednesday to provide the “missing link” in mass transit.

04/18/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City Council Panel OKs Revised Speed Camera Plan

For the second time in as many days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has softened his stance on a controversial issue.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

City crews patch potholes during a February winter thaw. (CBS)

Mild Winter, New Tactics Help City Cut Down On Potholes

February is usually prime time for potholes, but the Chicago Department of Transportation said Wednesday that it has all but eliminated the backlog of pothole repair requests dating back three months.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

(Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

City’s Transportation Commissioner Envisions New Bike System

The man that Rahm Emmanuel brought in as Chicago Transportation Commissioner came from Washington D.C., where he instituted what seems to be a successful bike rent and share program. Now, he is trying it here.

09/25/2011

Chicago's "B-Cycle" bike sharing program launched in July 2010 offered rental bicycles at a number of tourist locations. The city is looking to expand the program to 3,000 bikes and 300 stations for summer 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Bike Sharing Program Plans For 3,000 Bikes Around City

The city of Chicago plans to begin offering 3,000 bicycles to rent from 300 stations by next summer, under a bike sharing program announced on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2011

Bike To Work Day

Thousands Turn Out For Bike To Work Day

With the weather cooperating at last, thousands of people biked to work this morning, as part of the annual city Bike to Work Rally.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Emanuel To Give Plans To U.S. Transport Secretary

During a visit to Chicago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood offered no federal commitments to help rebuild or expand the region’s deteriorating transit system.

04/21/2011