Friday, November 18, 2011

Twin Cities Metropass could save $millions for taxpayers

Red-tape warrior Zurn has been contacted by other federal agencies, including the Federal Drug Administration and the FBI, for guidance on how to get official clearance for Metropass.With 23,000 federal employees in the Twin Cities area, the savings for taxpayers could approach $2 million, she said.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Valpo wins federal money for public transit and car-free living

Valpo plans $32M transit center downtown: "The second and third levels would provide more parking for bicycles and cars and include charging stations for electric cars. It also would be the hub for Car Sharing rentals. The top level would be residential with some units set aside for the elderly or disabled who want to maintain a lifestyle without a car."

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

#occupywallstreet is working, shaking loose #transit funds - Illinois Government News Network (IGNN) - Search the News Results: "CHICAGO – November 3, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced a $646 million state capital investment grant to repair and rebuild the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line and improve the Purple Line. The Illinois Jobs Now! capital program investment will be combined with other state, local and federal funds for an overall commitment of $1 billion to create more than 2,700 jobs by overhauling a critical piece of the region’s transit system that accounts for nearly 40 percent of ridership on the CTA’s rail network."

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