From Kristi DeLaurebtis, Times Editorial Advisory Board member:
Earlier this year, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle launched a forward-thinking, comprehensive and long-range transportation planning effort known as “Connecting Cook County.” The plan aims to develop a broader vision and coherent strategy for transportation investments by tying them to greater economic growth and by making communities desirable places to live and work.
In April, I wrote about how Cook County was developing the plan through a collaborative transportation planning process. Over the course of several phases, the process is designed to foster involvement by all users of the transportation system, including residents, workers, business owners, transit users, freight operators, bicyclists and the general public. The county wants to collect input from thousands of respondents within Cook County during each phase of planning, seeking community input during the generation of the plan to help strengthen our region’s multimodal transportation network and economic future…Read more here. Click here for more information, or to take the survey.