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Pets to ride Amtrak lines in Chicago

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

Pets to ride Amtrak lines in Chicago

Amtrak riders in Chicago, Illinois could soon start commuting with man’s best friend. Related: Teaching Dogs to Fly The company will start testing its new pets-on-board policy May 5, allowing travelers to pay a fee of $25 to take their small cats and ...

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Chicago DOT works around the clock to repair potholes

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 13, 2014

Chicago DOT works around the clock to repair potholes

Chicago drivers may soon experience a more pleasant commute, thanks to a new approach the city is taking toward potholes. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that the Chicago Department of Transportation will work on filling potholes seven days a week, including ...

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Vomit in a cab? You’ll pay for it!

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2013

Vomit in a cab? You’ll pay for it!

The City of Columbus, Ohio’s Vehicle for Hire Board is considering fining people who vomit in or otherwise “soil” a cab after drinking too much, The Columbus Dispatch reports. An exception would most likely be made for kids and ill people ...

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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 26, 2013

10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Most drivers dislike something about driving, whether it’s a long commute, traffic congestion, seemingly unfair traffic lights, numerous potholes or a number of other aspects. Jalopnik readers have spoken up about highways they hate. The auto-focused website asked earlier this week, ...

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Chicago mayor proposes increased fines for motorists “dooring,” bicyclists who break traffic laws

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2013

Chicago mayor proposes increased fines for motorists “dooring,” bicyclists who break traffic laws

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday proposed plans to the City Council to increase fines for bicyclists who disobey traffic laws and for motorists who open their doors in the path of bicycles, the Chicago Tribune reported. The fine for bicyclists ...

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Caterpillar 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator wins Edison Award

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 30, 2013

Caterpillar 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator wins Edison Award

Caterpillar’s 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator won a 2013 Silver Edison innovation award in the Energy/Transportation category at the 26th annual Edison Awards, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. Caterpillar received the award last week in Chicago, Illinois. This is Caterpillar’s ...

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$105,000 in parking tickets in Chicago. Where else?

John Latta - Apr 12, 2013

$105,000 in parking tickets in Chicago. Where else?

This is one of those shake-your-head stories. All of the people involved in this fiasco basically wandered around in a daze, thinking wasn’t an option. Do something? Who, me? Why don’t you do something? Not my job. When it comes to transportation ...

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Chicago's private road future

John Latta - Jan 07, 2013

Chicago's private road future

What we need is a matchmaker. Is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel the man for the job? Getting private investment money into a serious relationship with roads is  a very frustrating process. So much so that it hasn't really happened yet to ...

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Chicago's Lake Shore Drive pavement buckles in heat

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 06, 2010

The Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire reports that Lake Shore Drive on the Near South Side of Chicago buckled about 6 p.m. Monday because of heat, Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Bobby Ware. The buckling of the road occurred at 1900 South ...

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Illinois governor unveils six-year, $12.84 billion road plan

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2010

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday unveiled a $12.84 billion Multi-Year Highway Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2011-2016. The proposed program includes a $30.8 million bridge rehabilitation and interchange reconstruction project at I-55 ...

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The feast and famine of road repairs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2010

It’s either feast or famine. After several years of minimal maintenance and street resurfacing in the Chicago area because of state funding shortfalls, dozens of projects were carried out last year because of stimulus funding. And about 45 miles of road ...

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