Between 2006 and 2012, people driving cars hit nearly 19,000 children who were walking or biking in Illinois, and 54 percent of those children were hit within one block of a school.
Led by the Active Transportation Alliance and the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), Transit Future’s goal is to modernize and expand Chicagoland’s outdated public transportation network.
The campaign calls upon the Cook County Board of Commissioners to establish a dedicated revenue stream to fund the necessary transit developments our region needs.
New funding can create new rail and rapid bus lines throughout the county and extend the transit grid into surrounding suburbs.
Our current public transit system is broken. It has too many gaps and fails to connect people to job centers.
In too many places, driving is the only way to go, leading to more traffic and more pollution. Our transit spending is lagging, too. Compared to Chicago, London spends five times more on transit while New York City spends three times more. The benefits of increasing investment in our regional transit system are significant: