The transportation department could take one very simple action to help more broaden the demographics of who has a say in Chicago mobility projects, but for some reason it has resisted doing so.
State budget bill adds $1 billion, for a total of $1.65 billion for Cycle 6
Even opponents of the project have conceded
State officials have been keen to pass a larger bond authorization this year to take advantage of higher federal spending that was authorized in Washington's 2021 infrastructure bill.
Safety advocates are demanding action following an Amtrak derailment that could have been prevented if policymakers had funded the basic infrastructure and policy changes that safety hawks have been recommending for decades.
Don't just blame the High Court for not protecting the environment.