Mayor Daley's final push for O'Hare expansion

April 18, 2011

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Mayor Daley has advocated for an O'Hare International Airport expansion since the early '90s.

His days in office are winding down but Mayor Daley continues to push his plans for O’Hare International Airport. A recent trip to China reignited his ideas for a high speed train to take commuters from the airport to the city. Daley has been behind expansion since the early '90s – despite ongoing controversy.

To find out more about the history of the project and what it means for the mayor’s legacy, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Joseph Schwieterman, a professor of public service management at DePaul University and an authority on the economics of urban transportation.

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