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New Regional Rail Plan is a Win for the Midwest

Federal Railroad Administration study affirms regional rail network is stronger than the sum of its parts, high speed rail is on the horizon.

10/14/21

Kevin Brubaker

Story

Pace is going electric! Zero emission suburban bus fleet by 2040

New commitment to clean transportation is good for public health across the region, starting in the environmental justice community of Waukegan, IL

9/23/21

Kevin Brubaker

Story

Transit Standards Should Focus on Outcomes not just Outputs

In planning for a post-pandemic world that is increasingly threatened by climate change, transit improvements have never been more important. But RTA’s proposed “performance-based standards” would just maintain the status quo.

7/1/21

Kevin Brubaker

Story

It’s time for a Rail Revolution

Plans to improve our passenger rail network would improve mobility and create jobs. This is welcome news in the Midwest.

5/11/21

Kevin Brubaker

Update

Let’s be smart about federal transportation funding

Chicago-area organizations advocate for fix-it-first transportation funding, sound financial planning, and transparency in new reauthorization and appropriations bills.

3/24/21

Kevin Brubaker

Update

Chicago transportation organizations praise thoughtful transit funding dispersal

ELPC and a coalition of Chicago-area organizations sent a letter supporting the Regional Transportation Authority's data-driven approach to COVID relief transit funding.

3/10/21

Kevin Brubaker

Story

Memo from the Midwest: What the Biden administration should prioritize to improve transportation

As the transportation crossroads of America, the Midwest can lead our nation in addressing environmental challenges. We look forward to working with the Biden administration and Congress to find win-win solutions.

2/2/21

Kevin Brubaker

Victory

Amtrak On-Time Performance

After a decade of litigation by ELPC and others, on-time performance standards will make a huge improvement in passenger rail across America.

1/18/21

Kevin Brubaker

Update

Facing the Public Transit Funding Cliff

Public transportation faces a looming financial crisis. ELPC is leading a Chicago coalition that encourages the Regional Transit Agency to look beyond just federal assistance to deal with the multiple crises facing transit.

12/15/20

Kevin Brubaker

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