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Our Transit website has been reorganized. Please visit our successor page, Resources. To Transit home.
If you have sites to add to this list, please forward the full name of the organization, its URL and, if you like, a line about the site to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the bicycling links and Walkable for more sites; Regional and Beyond for CATS material and comments sites. Chairman's interactive blog service.
Note: A new resource booklet from NCBG/Campaign for Better Transit: "The Weary Traveler: A Citizen's Guide to Federal Funding for Mass Transit." Includes contacts for our state and federal legislators, committees and timetables, the agendas of various agencies and advocates, the "goods" provided by public transit, and a glossary through the transportation jargon. 312 939-9178.
The Transit Task Force of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference calls your attention to the following organizations we have worked with or learned from and that actively seek to link local organizations into coalitions:
|American Public Transportation Association||(APTA) Links to everything and everywhere. A good way to start using this site is to go to Web Sites, U.S. transit websites, Illinois, Chicago|
|Gary Chicago Milwaukee Transportation Corridor||Upcoming maintenance and construction activities, Travel Times to and from the Loop, Individual Expressway Data, and more.|
|Campaign for Better Transit||Works
for safe, accessible, efficient, affordable and pleasant transit service
and the funding needed to achieve it. Check out the Transit
Bill of Rights and rider
survey. Ally: Metro Seniors in Action. Considered by some too abrasive
CBT's website, www.bettertransit.com includes the West Side Petition, Quality TransitWoodlawn Metra Survey, analysis of 2003 CTA budget, material on Brown Line renovation, recommendations for CTA policy reforms, Cu8stomer Satisfaction Surveys, good and horror stories, chat, volunteering.
(Chicago Area Transportation Study):
catsmpo.com. New site for
Shared Path plan and planning info (www.sp2030.com, / for alterative's:/#awg20021119,
for Regional Transportation Plan mtgs, info.
|The official planning body for Northeast Illinois in conjunction with NIPC (Northern Illinois Planning Commission). Everything from new Plans, project approvals to bike trails and training to mobility and congestion issues. NIPC has lots of research links.|
|Center for Neighborhood Technology, Citizen Action/Illinois (same as Build Illinois)||Major research and advocacy group with a very good site. (See note after "bike enthusiasts".)|
|Center for Transportation Efficiency||Advocacy. Large, exciting website.|
|Central Electric Rail Association||Fun and research; sells Moffet's books|
|Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)||Big, important site with lots of sidebars|
|Chicago Transit Authority (transitchicago.com)||Big, outstanding site includes routes, schedules|
|Chicago Transit Coalition (info pending)||12 neighborhood and citywide advocacy orgs. Has ear of key legislators|
|Chicago Transit Railfan||A bit of everything... a site to enjoy.|
City-wide meeting calendar (NCBG)
|on Transit, Schools, TIFs, and Public Works. This calendar is maintained by the Neighborhood Capital Budget Group|
|Chicagoland Transportation and Air Quality Commission (Citizens Taking Action-see at bottom)||
A coalition, largely under Center for Neighborhood Technology, of 140+ groups from Metro Chicagoland to innovatively improve air quality, smart growth, and wise choices and create more travel options.
|Citizens Taking Action (cta riders.org )||One of the newer advocacy groups, esp. for seniors and disabled.|
|Civic Federation of Chicago|
|Community Legislative Info Service of IL.||Transportation legislation|
|A History of the Chicago "L"||Just for fun....|
|Illinois Central Historical Society||See also Central Electric Rail Assn.|
|I-GO Car Sharing|
|Metra Info||Metra's site, routes, schedules for commuter trains, including Electric District|
MPO, Bus. Leaders for Transp'n, Chicago Metropolis 2020, and Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce are working on next federal and state transit legisl, transit- oriented development, regional planning. Brochure plan for regional transp. agenda available.
for Transportation Excellence
|National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse|
|For serious research. On campus--transit resource center is in the basement|
|Neighborhood Capital Budget Group||A major monitoring and advocacy group, largely resp. for Campaign for Better Transit. Has a very good site.|
PACE suburban and suburb-city buses service provider
|Regional Transportation Authority||Controls funding and planning/expansion of the three service boards for the six county area-CTA, Metra, Pace. Site includes routes, schedules, destination planning.|
Pioneer successful transit riders advocacy group. A
part of the New York Public Research Group that advocates for safe,
comfortable, reliable, and affordable subways and busses.
|Surface Transportation Policy Project also as ISTEA www.istea.org||[Transact] A large activist justice-oriented site with many links. Works with federal and state legislators|
|Traffic Station||Real-time traffic maps for over 20 U.S. cities, + register your route -TrafficStation will alert you with an e-mail if there's a traffic problem|
|Chicago Dept. of Transportation||Includes new maps and routes|
|CDOT bike plan,|
|or, or, bikechicago2003.org|
|Chicagoland Bicycle Federation||Key organization|
|Chicago Bikeriders.com||Clubs, chat rooms, ride/race schedules, resources|
|League of Illinois Bicyclists|
|Chicagoland Bicycle Map||Maps--order/download|
|Selected Bicycling Links in Chicago||An amazing set of links... worth the visit|
|Bicycle Transportation Notes: Additional Resources||Planning, laws, and more|
|Ride and Race Schedules, Shops|
|Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center||Research organization|
|Cycling Advocacy Sites|
|Chicago Area Transportation Study- Soles and Spokes||Research, resources, funding, planning, advocacy. Works with Chic. Bicycle Fed.|