Interest Group Suggests Raising Gas Tax To Improve Chicago Area RoadsWith Houston about to overtake Chicago as the third most populous city in the nation, a local planning expert has offered some bold ideas for putting the boom back in the local economy.
Illinois Road Program Not Enough To Keep Highways AcceptableIllinois transportation officials have announced an $8.4 billion, six-year program to improve roads and bridges. But the Illinois Transportation Department warned in an announcement Thursday it won't be enough to keep the overall condition of the state's infrastructure from deteriorating.
Funding Infrastructure Isn't 'Sexy': Illinois And Chicago Infrastructure Is Underfunded, NeglectedThe American Society of Civil Engineers gave didn't give Illinois the greatest grade when it comes to infrastructure, which isn't surprising, considering the federal and state governments struggle to maintain America's roads, bridges and dams.
CMAP Creates Animated Map To Highlight Need For Improved Transportation InfrastructureChicago regional planners have devised a new animated map which they hope will convince lawmakers to ease up on the purse strings and start building and rebuilding bridges, roads and rail facilities to meet transit needs of next century.
Study Urges $2B In Annual Spending To Improve Local Mass TransitA new study by DePaul University advises at least $2 billion a year in spending is needed for the Chicago area’s mass transit system, to avoid a meltdown of the aging network.
Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling InfrastructureMost Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.
City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust PlanThe City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for a controversial infrastructure trust.
Emanuel: 100 Miles Of City Streets To Be ResurfacedMayor Rahm Emanuel says thanks to the mild weather, the City of Chicago is already starting to resurface more city streets than before.
Emanuel Cites Sinkhole As Reason To Approve Chicago CasinoMayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday used the example of a big sinkhole that swallowed a car on Saturday to make a point about the need for a Chicago casino – a not-so-subtle shot at Gov. Pat Quinn’s reluctance to sign a bill that would allow for a major expansion of gambling in Illinois.
More Than 2,000 Illinois Bridges Structurally Deficient: ReportA new report released Tuesday says many Chicago area bridges might pose a serious safety hazard to drivers, if action isn’t taken soon.