Chicago Looks to Public For Guidance on Future Transportation

Transportation officials in Chicago are enlisting the ideas of area residents as they attempt to draft a plan that will guide development and transportation in the region through 2040.

More than 4,000 people have responded to the survey, and officials say many have similar desires for the future of their regional transportation system.

"'For me, that's one of the more interesting things we've found,' said Bob Dean, principal regional planner. 'We are hearing very consistent results. It's good for a regional plan like this.'

The majority of people want denser communities and greater protection of the environment and investment in transit, he said."

Full Story: Residents weighing in on transit plans for 2040

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