Three day convening
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) granted a TransitCenter Dispatch Grant of $10,000 to support the two-day convening of three civic organizations with a combined 300 years of experience—San Francisco’s SPUR, New York’s Regional Plan Association (RPA), and Chicagoland’s MPC. Represented by each organization’s leader— Gabriel Metcalf (SPUR), Tom Wright (RPA) and MarySue Barrett (MPC) — plus three senior staff each, these peer organizations will exchange ideas and best practices for promoting sustainable, equitable growth in their respective regions.
Back on the Bus/Fair Fares Chicago
Granted $105,000 to Active Transportation Alliance for the third year of their “Back on the Bus” bus advocacy campaign in Chicago.
Back on the Bus: Next Stage
$72,800 granted to push for the policy recommendations they outlined in last year’s report “Back on the Bus: Speeding up Chicago’s Buses,” in order to make sub-standard bus service a political issue and improve bus service in Chicago.
Speeding Up Chicago’s Buses
$150,000 to work with the Chicago Transit Authority and city on practical strategies for system-wide bus service improvements.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with TransitCenter because they’re a national leader in public transit advocacy and provide valuable insight into what’s being done around the country.”– ATA Executive Director Ron Burke