City Wants Nearly $1 Billion Facility Linking Metra Rail With O’Hare [updated]
Jun18

City Wants Nearly $1 Billion Facility Linking Metra Rail With O’Hare [updated]

The City of Chicago has unveiled ambitious plans for a $884 million transportation hub next to O’Hare International Airport. In order to make it a reality, the city needs a $242 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation. ┬áConsidering that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in town last week to announce that the city is welcome to apply for the money, there’s a pretty good chance it will happen. If...

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West Loop to Become More Hostile to Suburban Commuters
Jun14

West Loop to Become More Hostile to Suburban Commuters

  The city of Chicago is launching a pilot project to discourage commuters from the suburbs from parking in the West Loop and West Town areas. You don’t even have to own a car to notice that every morning from 7-9am and every evening from 4-6pm, hordes of downtown office workers pile out of The Loop and into the streets west to hop into their cars, and clog up the highways getting back to the ‘burbs. It’s not...

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