Archive For The “Transportation” Category

Liz Gorman named to Regional Transportation Authority Board

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Liz Gorman named to Regional Transportation Authority Board

Liz Gorman named to Regional Transportation Authority Board Former Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman was appointed Wednesday to serve on the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) board of commissioners representing Cook County’s suburbs. Gorman, was praised as “someone who can work with all elected officials and governments,” received the overwhelming support of the Cook…

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Weekend lane closures on Veterans Memorial Tollway I-355

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Weekend lane closures on Veterans Memorial Tollway I-355

Weekend lane closures on Veterans Memorial Tollway I-355 Construction on Bridge Joint work between 22nd Street and Illinois Route 53, and between Army Trail Road and Butterfield Road, will continue on weekends throughout the summer Lane closures are scheduled this weekend on the southbound Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between 22nd Street in Lombard and Illinois Route…

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Man killed by Metra train in Tinley Park

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Man killed by Metra train in Tinley Park

Man killed by Metra train in Tinley Park Tinley Park officials said Friday that Metra and Tinley police investigating the death of a pedestrian hit by a METRA train Friday afternoon Tinley Park police are assisting the Metra Police Department in investigating a pedestrian vs. train incident that occurred Friday afternoon near the Oak Park…

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Illinois Secretary of State Candidate, David Moore, Offers A Solution to Carjacking Crisis

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Illinois Secretary of State Candidate, David Moore, Offers A Solution to Carjacking Crisis

Illinois Secretary of State Candidate, David Moore, Offers A Solution to Carjacking Crisis Carjackings in Illinois are at an epidemic level. People are afraid in every part of the state. The number of carjackings in 2021 has exceeded 2020, leading the Illinois State Police to announce earlier this year that it’s partnering with federal and local…

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US Transportation Secretary Buttigieg invited to tour Chicagoland

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US Transportation Secretary Buttigieg invited to tour Chicagoland

US Transportation Secretary Buttigieg invited to tour Chicagoland NEWMAN, GARCIA, DURBIN AND DUCKWORTH LEAD IL DELEGATION LETTER INVITING SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG TO TOUR CHICAGOLAND AREA. As Secretary Buttigieg tours the country for President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, the delegation letter invites him to Illinois, a national and international hub of transportation activity  U.S. Representatives Marie Newman (D-IL-03)…

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Newman secures inclusion of $17.8 million for six district transportation projects

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Newman secures inclusion of $17.8 million for six district transportation projects

Newman secures inclusion of $17.8 million for six district transportation projects Projects funded by the INVEST in America Act include the electrification of CTA buses, pedestrian safety improvements and expansion of roads and highways to reduce congestion U.S. Representative Marie Newman (IL-03), a member on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, announced Wednesday (June…

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Construction on I-294 will cause delays

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Construction on I-294 will cause delays

Construction on I-294 will cause delays Detours scheduled through Mid-June on 79th Street Ramp, Archer Avenue for ongoing bridge work on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project Long-term closures and detours are scheduled in June for the ramp connecting westbound 79thStreet to LaGrange Road and on westbound Archer Avenue for pavement work as part of…

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Congress members Newman and Garcia introduce bill to make public transit more accessible

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Congress members Newman and Garcia introduce bill to make public transit more accessible

Congress members Newman and Garcia introduce bill to make public transit more accessible New ASAP Act would establish a federal grant program to upgrade transit systems across the nation to be 100% accessible   On Tuesday May 18, 2021, U.S. Representatives Marie Newman (D-IL-03) and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL-04) introduced legislation to make public transportation…

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Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

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Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State  Pat Dowell,  Alderman and Committeeman of Chicago’s Third Ward, announced her candidacy for Illinois Secretary of State this week. “As a committed public servant, helping and serving people has always been my top priority,” said Dowell. “My singular goal of this office is to provide the residents…

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Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

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Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan Convening of Chicagoland transportation leaders comes as Congress moves forward with passing President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a historic investment that will create millions of good jobs and rebuild our country’s infrastructure U.S. Representative Marie Newman (D-IL) on Tuesday convened Chicagoland area transit leaders…

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Illinois Tollway wins Excellence Award for snow, Ice control

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Illinois Tollway wins Excellence Award for snow, Ice control

Illinois Tollway wins Excellence Award for snow, Ice control Illinois Tollway wins Excellence Award for snow, Ice control from the American public Works Association. Illinois Tollway is one of only three agencies honored In recognition of its outstanding work during winter storms to keep customers safe and roads clear, the Illinois Tollway has received the 2021…

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Nothing Fair about the so-called “Fair Tax”

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Nothing Fair about the so-called “Fair Tax”

Nothing Fair about the so-called “Fair Tax” When you have to label something as “Fair,” it usually means that it is lacking that quality. There is nothing “fair” about the Fair Tax. Have you ever known government to end a “temporary” tax, or return tax money that has been collected for special time-length projects like…

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