U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg In Chicago, Touts $3 Trillion Infrastructure BillWhile many argue adding access to O'Hare would help rev up the state's economic engine, others said expanding the Red Line would do the same and help create jobs in underserved areas.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Announces 'Chicago Works' With Infrastructure, Construction And Other Improvement Projects"Our new capital plan will be more systematic and making sure that we address those needs, that we hear from our residents and our local elected officials."
Chicago Suburb To Get Federal Money To Ease Rail CongestionThe goal is to eliminate freight and rail bottlenecks, improve safety and boost the economy in the region.
Lake Water Eroding Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Alderman SaysA giant crack in the pedestrian underpass on Lake Shore Drive allows passers by to look up and see daylight and passing cars above. It's one example of crumbling concrete and erosion.
J.B. Pritzker Visits President Trump In D.C. Introducing himself as the founder of a successful business incubator, governor-elect Pritzker seemed to hold the president's attention for a bit
Deadly Bridge Collapse In FloridaCrews used listening devices, fiber optics and search dogs to locate victims.
RTA: More Train Troubles Possible Without State FundingRTA Chairman Kirk Dillard told the City Club of Chicago the transit system needs hundreds of millions of dollars for capital projects and upkeep.
Emanuel Rejects Stripping Aldermen Of Control Over Menu Program MoneyMayor Rahm Emanuel is siding with aldermen who want to keep more control.
Illinoisans Worried With Possible Indiana Cigarette, Gas Tax IncreaseThe taxes on cigarettes and gasoline could be going up in Indiana, and that has some people in Illinois worried.
Sen. Duckworth To Hold President Trump To Illinois Infrastructure Promisesllinois U-S Senator Tammy Duckworth is assuring local officials she is putting pressure on the new Trump Administration to invest federal funds to improve Illinois’ infrastructure.
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.