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Transportation

Outside firm will audit fairness of RTA funding

The Regional Transportation Authority board voted 10-4 on Wednesday to approve a contract with an outside consulting firm that will evaluate whether RTA fairly distributes funds between city and suburban service agencies.

IDOT predicts road condition 'slippage'

DOT chief: Decision on Boeing 787 could come soon

Metra board takes no action on CEO Clifford

United, American, Qatar add service at O'Hare

Rockefeller money fuels outreach for Chicago’s BRT plans

Community outreach efforts promoting Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago are getting a push from a newly awarded Rockefeller Foundation grant.

The national grant, announced on Monday, splits $1.2 million in funding between Chicago, Nashville, Boston and Pittsburgh to “support research, communications and community outreach efforts to engage and educate local stakeholders on the benefits of BRT.”

Year-round city stickers, tougher penalties for gambling, drinking and urinating on the public way receive Council approval

Chicago city stickers will be sold year-round beginning in 2014 under a measure passed Wednesday by the City Council.

The plan, championed by City Clerk Susana Mendoza, will transition the city’s current seasonal registration schedule to one in which drivers can purchase a new sticker in any given month. Drivers currently only have a window of a few weeks in May and June to buy a vehicle sticker.

Mendoza said Chicago residents currently purchase about 1.3 million stickers each year during the one-month registration period.

Congressman: Midway tower shouldn't be closed overnight

Revamp of jumbled North Side intersection moves forward

The Chicago Community Development Commission on Tuesday approved a plan from the city’s Department of Transportation to revamp the chaotic intersection at Fullerton, Damen, and Elston avenues on the near North Side.

Amtrak ridership hits record levels; Chicago route grows 9.8%

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