Thanks to our sponsors:

View all sponsors

City Improvements: Transportation Head Talks Infrastructure Upgrades


Chicago's Department of Transportation plans to retrofit all 270,000 street and alley lights in the city with energy efficient LED lights. Leading up to the project, the new lights have been installed at seven locations around the city and officials are asking the public for their comments about them.

Joining us with more about that and other projects undertaken by her department is Rebekah Scheinfeld, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation.

Map: Where the city has set up demonstration lights. (Tip: Use the zoom button for street-level details.)


Related stories:

City Wants Your Feedback on New Streetlights, Ahead of Installation

Dec. 13: Early next year around 270,000 streetlights in Chicago will be replaced with energy-efficient LED lights. Before the massive project begins, residents are being asked to give feedback on samples installed in seven neighborhoods.


Chicago Architecture: Year in Review with Blair Kamin

Dec. 13: Will Union Station’s modernization keep moving forward at full speed? Blair Kamin weighs in on that and the top architecture stories of the year.


Western Avenue Corridor Project Enters Phase 2

Aug. 8: The second phase of the reconstruction project at the intersection of Western, Belmont and Clybourn avenues begins Monday. Find out what that means for drivers.


Loop Link Express Bus Service Makes its Debut this Weekend

Dec. 16, 2015: One of the most significant transit initiatives to launch in Chicago begins service this weekend. We take a preview spin around the city's first bus rapid transit line, called Loop Link.


randomness