Chicago Transit Authority ridership went up to 530 million boardings last year, reaching its highest ridership level since 1991.Rail ridership grew by 5.2 percent compared to an increase of 1.4 percent in bus usage.
Lawmakers are under pressure to find a way to keep federal aid flowing to highway and transit programs beyond the end of this month after a transportation bill failed Tuesday to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate.The government's power to spend federal Highway Trust Fund money on transportation
City Council members in Evanston are considering a proposal that would ban hands-free devices while driving. The ordinance would be one of the toughest cell phone bans in the country, keeping all electronic devices out of driver's hands.Ald.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sat behind the wheel of Ford’s brand new, shiny Police Interceptor SUV testing all the bells and whistles. It’s the same vehicle that the mayor saw at the Chicago Auto Show recently. He loved it so much he wanted some for the city.
Illinois Congressional members say they're pleased with some possible changes to mass transit funding included in much-debated Republican-backed House transportation bill.Several Illinois Republican and Democrats had the same issue with the bill that's currently being debated in the House - the chan