Archive For The “Transportation” Category

Illinois Tollway prepared for changing winter conditions

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Illinois Tollway prepared for changing winter conditions

Illinois Tollway prepared for changing winter conditions Drivers urged to reduce speed, be alert for plows and emergency vehicles The Illinois Tollway has mobilized its full fleet of 196 snowplows in response to freezing rain and snow that is expected to slow rush hour travel as it continues falling overnight and into Wednesday, creating slippery…

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Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert

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Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert

Illinois lowers flags to honor killed Trooper Chris Lambert By Ray Hanania Newly sworn-in Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast beginning sunrise on Wednesday Jan. 16 through sunset on Friday Jan. 18 to honor slam Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert. Lambert was killed when a driver hit him while responding…

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Pace Wraps up Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Plan

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Pace Wraps up Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Plan

Pace Wraps up Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Plan RTA funded plan prepares for faster, more frequent Pulse service Pace Suburban Bus, in partnership with the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), has completed the Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Study, a long-range plan to improve pedestrian and transit access along a ten-mile stretch of Harlem Avenue spanning Harlem…

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Tollway contracts $83 million for professional engineering and road construction for December

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Tollway contracts $83 million for professional engineering and road construction for December

Tollway contracts $83 million for professional engineering and road construction for December Illinois Tollway awards more than $83 million in contracts for construction and professional engineering services in December. Nearly $6.3 billion invested since start of Move Illinois Program The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today approved five construction contracts and three professional engineering service contracts…

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Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget

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Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget

Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget The Illinois Tollway Authority, which has come under attack by the Daily Herald, has done what many public agencies continue to fail to do and that is to live within their spending approving a balanced budget for the coming year. Despite this, critics continue to play politics and attack…

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Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois

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Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois

Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois Access to training, apprenticeships and careers within skilled construction trades offered through the Tollway’s new ConstructionWorks program Earlier this week, Senator Sandoval was joined by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Representative Marcus Evans, Illinois Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and Executive Director Liz Gorman to…

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Tollway launches Construction Works program in Northern Illinois

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Tollway launches Construction Works program in Northern Illinois

Tollway launches Construction Works program in Northern Illinois Access to training, apprenticeships and careers within skilled construction trades offered through the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Joined by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, state transportation leaders Sen. Martin Sandoval and Rep. Marcus Evans, Illinois Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and Executive Director Liz Gorman announced today…

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Illinois Tollway adds bad weather driving alerts to Twitter Feed

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Illinois Tollway adds bad weather driving alerts to Twitter Feed

Illinois Tollway adds bad weather driving alerts to Twitter Feed The Illinois Tollway has added inclement weather driving condition alerts to their real-time Twitter feed to help drivers keep up with changing weather conditions. Tollway tweets now offer pavement conditions along with accident, lane closure and incident reports The Illinois Tollway now is using Twitter to…

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RTA approves $3.1 Billion 2019 Budget and $4.3 Billion Capital Program

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RTA approves $3.1 Billion 2019 Budget and $4.3 Billion Capital Program

RTA approves $3.1 Billion 2019 Budget and $4.3 Billion Capital Program RTA Board Approves $3.1 Billion 2019 Regional Transit Operating Budget and $4.3 Billion 2019-2023 Regional Capital Program The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors today adopted the 2019 operating budgets for the RTA, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace Suburban Bus and…

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Sandoval attends ribbon-cutting for Pace paratransit headquarters

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Sandoval attends ribbon-cutting for Pace paratransit headquarters

Sandoval attends ribbon-cutting for Pace paratransit headquarters State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago), Chairman of the Illinois Senate’s Transportation Committee, joined several local officials last week to celebrate the completion of Pace’s new Chicago ADA Paratransit headquarters in conjunction with the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Sandoval spoke at the event and took…

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers Mayor Rahm Emanuel, one of the worst mayors to ever sit in the Chicago mayor’s office, is making one last effort to slam taxpayers in suburban Chicagoland to pay for the financial shortfalls and deficits caused by his poor leadership. He wants to jack up the…

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Lyons Police charge Lyft driver with Battery over alleged sexual assault

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Lyons Police charge Lyft driver with Battery over alleged sexual assault

Lyons Police charge Lyft driver with Battery over alleged sexual assault Lyons Police said they filed Battery charges Dec. 10, 2018 against a Lyft driver who allegedly sexually harassed a 17 year old female passenger in early October after the mother brother the girl in to report the incident to police. A 40 year old…

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