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Report Identifies Priorities for Chicago's Mobility Future

A new mobility task force report looks to guide the city toward a more multimodal transportation system that addresses accessibility and congestion.
March 22, 2019, 7am PDT | Camille Fink
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s mobility task force has released a report with a slew of recommendations to guide transportation planning in Chicago. The 20-member task force, made up of public- and private-sector representatives and government officials, started its work last September.

"Among the goals of the task force was a system that is better for the environment, reduces dependence on single-occupant vehicle trips and makes the city easier to live in," reports Mary Wisniewski. The report’s 50 recommendations include proposals for an electric scooter pilot program, data requirements and regulations for ride-share operations, and transit upgrades.

Chicago is preparing to elect a new mayor and a number of new city council members next month. Mayor Emanuel and transportation advocates hope the new elected officials will move forward with the task force’s recommendations.

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Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Chicago Tribune
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