Archive For The “Transportation” Category

Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft

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Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft

Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft There is an increasing threat of violence taking place as independent Uber and Lyft drivers push the heavily regulated Taxi Cab industry out of the market. Uber and Lyft are more convenient and use cell phone apps, but is convenience a good alternative to safety? The Taxi…

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Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board

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Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board

Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announces the appointment of Alexandra Holt as its newest board member, representing the City of Chicago. Director Holt replaces Director Anthony Anderson, whose term had expired. “We are pleased that Mayor Emanuel has appointed Director Holt to the RTA Board,” said RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard.  “Her…

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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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