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The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving and Technofuturistic Driving UtopiasSaturday Feb 26th at 6:00 PM CT, ZoomMeeti...
02/25/2022

The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving and Technofuturistic Driving Utopias
Saturday Feb 26th at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom
Meetings # 3,655 - Peter Norton, Assoc Prof, University of Virginia, technology historian

College of Complexes
weekly free speech forum on social issues and current events
All meetings open to the public

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The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving and Technofuturistic Driving UtopiasSaturday Feb 26th at 6:00 PM CT, ZoomMeeti...
02/22/2022

The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving and Technofuturistic Driving Utopias
Saturday Feb 26th at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom
Meetings # 3,655 - Peter Norton, Assoc Prof, University of Virginia, technology historian

College of Complexes
weekly free speech forum on social issues and current events
All meetings open to the public

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http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org/CoC-Current-Schedule-of-Speakers.html

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www.collegeofcomplexes.org

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Meeting ID: 812 1646 7150

The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving and Technofuturistic Driving UtopiasSaturday Feb 26th at 6:00 PM CT, ZoomMeeti...
02/11/2022

The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving and Technofuturistic Driving Utopias
Saturday Feb 26th at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom
Meetings # 3,655 - Peter Norton, Assoc Prof, University of Virginia, technology historian
College of Complexes
All meetings open to the public.

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www.collegeofcomplexes.org

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A Big Think from the College of Complexes / Program on Feb 26thThe future of cars is electric, but our future is not car...
01/30/2022

A Big Think from the College of Complexes / Program on Feb 26th
The future of cars is electric, but our future is not cars
Sacrifices in the name of the car:
All the cost of the land and building and roads given up to accommodate vehicles that can spend 95% of their time sitting immobile
All that carbon going up into that atmosphere and cooking the future for our kids.
The accidents that we accept as the price we pay for having something so very convenient.
A fine solution is open to us already: a range of transport options that are accessible, enjoyable, and do none of the harm the cars and SUVs are doing.
https://www.greaterauckland.org.nz/2022/01/24/future-cars-not-cars-david-slack/

From Citizens Taking Action for transit, Chicago, ILTransportation Program at the College of Complexes on Saturday, Feb ...
01/29/2022
The Fascinating Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Streetcar Suburbs

From Citizens Taking Action for transit, Chicago, IL
Transportation Program at the College of Complexes on Saturday, Feb 26th at 6:00 PM, Zoom, concerning driverless cars

Suburbs existed as soon as there was transportation to get there - using streetcars. Horsecars were too slow, and so had largely been confined to the center of town. Regular railroads had commuter service, but it was expensive and made few stops. The fast accelerating electric streetcars took care of that.
https://www.governing.com/context/the-fascinating-rise-and-fall-of-streetcar-suburbs?fbclid=IwAR2JhAl_MEnj1BMNfIbF1Dl5NiVlp2_LHGhrFk2WU4tLhENaquwN6dJnurs

From 1890-1930, they exploded across the American landscape, offering people the chance to own a home just outside the city. Lack of government support curtailed their growth, but these historic neighborhoods serve as models for efficient urban planning.

From Citizens Taking Action for transitCTA 2022 Historical Calendar! - downloadhttps://www.transitchicago.com/historical...
01/26/2022
CTA Historical Calendar - About us & more - CTA

From Citizens Taking Action for transit
CTA 2022 Historical Calendar! - download
https://www.transitchicago.com/historicalcalendar/

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Program on Saturday Jan 8th at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom America Walks / Pedestrian AdvocacyMeetings # 3,648 - Ian Thomas, PhD, S...
01/06/2022

Program on Saturday Jan 8th at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom
America Walks / Pedestrian Advocacy
Meetings # 3,648 - Ian Thomas, PhD, State and Local Program Director
America Walks is leading the way in advancing walkable, equitable, connected, and accessible places in every community across the U.S. We are the national voice for public spaces that allow people to safely walk and move. At the regional, state, and neighborhood levels, America walks provides critical strategic support, training, and technical assistance to partner organizations and individuals to effectively advocate for change.
College of Complexes
weekly free speech forum on social issues and current events
All meetings open to the public
Schedule
http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org/CoC-Current-Schedule-of-Speakers.html

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Program on Saturday Jan 8th at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom America Walks / Pedestrian AdvocacyMeetings # 3,648 - Ian Thomas, PhD, S...
12/31/2021

Program on Saturday Jan 8th at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom
America Walks / Pedestrian Advocacy
Meetings # 3,648 - Ian Thomas, PhD, State and Local Program Director
America Walks is leading the way in advancing walkable, equitable, the national voice for public spaces that allow people to safely walk and move. At the regional, state, and neighborhood levels, America walks provides critical strategic support, training, and technical assistance to partner organizations and individuals to effectively advocate for change.

College of Complexes
weekly free speech forum on social issues and current events
All meetings open to the public
Schedule
http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org/CoC-Current-Schedule-of-Speakers.html

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Meeting ID: 812 1646 7150

From Citizens taking Action for transit www.ctariders.org CTA will offer FREE RIDES on all buses and trains beginning 10...
12/26/2021

From Citizens taking Action for transit www.ctariders.org
CTA will offer FREE RIDES on all buses and trains beginning 10 PM Friday, Dec 31 until 4 AM Saturday, Jan 1
- during the free-ride period, DO NOT touch Ventra cards at turnstiles or on buses
- trains and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Friday, so plan ahead if you’re relying on transit to get to your destination on New Year’s
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/miller-lite-to-offers-free-safe-transit-in-chicago-this-new-year-s-eve/ar-AAS47sx?ocid=BingNewsSearch

Problems in New York City / transit protest
12/21/2021

Problems in New York City / transit protest

Charlottesville Area Transit to remain fare-free into 2026Since March 2020, CAT has provided a fare-free service, respon...
12/15/2021
Charlottesville Area Transit to remain fare-free into 2026

Charlottesville Area Transit to remain fare-free into 2026
Since March 2020, CAT has provided a fare-free service, responding to citizens in financial need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding from the American Rescue Plan and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act paved the way for CAT to set a course toward a three-year, zero-fare model.
https://dailyprogress.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/charlottesville-area-transit-to-remain-fare-free-into-2026/article_c202011c-5d2d-11ec-b126-f7541faa4f6c.html

Charlottesville Area Transit service will remain zero-fare until June 30, 2026.

From Citizens Taking Action for transit www.ctariders.orgCheck out the CTA Holiday Train and Bus schedule for 2021The fe...
12/13/2021
Check out the CTA Holiday Train and Bus schedule for 2021

From Citizens Taking Action for transit www.ctariders.org
Check out the CTA Holiday Train and Bus schedule for 2021
The festive modes of public transportation will be welcoming visitors back on board this year.
https://www.timeout.com/chicago/news/check-out-the-cta-holiday-train-and-bus-schedule-for-2021-112321?fbclid=IwAR0i4WxtsUAG6H7TuDL46gh8fn3ceVsezxDCRbhGCLI8mYBllbgOG8fFBTY

All aboard the most festive modes of public transportation!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-still-has-42-l-stations-that-aren-t-accessible-to-the-disabled-the-federal-inf...
12/06/2021
Chicago still has 42 ‘L’ stations that aren’t accessible to the disabled. The federal infrastructure bill could help fix that sooner than expected.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-still-has-42-l-stations-that-aren-t-accessible-to-the-disabled-the-federal-infrastructure-bill-could-help-fix-that-sooner-than-expected/ar-AARnLry?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

More than 31 years after Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 of Chicago’s “L” stations still lack the elevators and other upgrades they need to be fully accessible. Those aging stations could get upgraded sooner than expected, thanks to a provision pushed by U.S. Sen. Tammy...

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Public Transit Issues Questionnaire for Candidates for Election in November 2018

As your constituents we are seeking your comments and/or answers to the below questionnaire. Please return the questionnaire and/or send any general comments, or positions taken, by you regarding public transit. Questionnaire is available on-line at: http://www.ctariders.org/Questionnaire.html

DO YOU: Strongly Agree / Mildly Agree / Neutral / Mildly Disagree / Strongly Disagree


  • Public transit / train services in my district right now are adequate.

  • During tough budget times, riders should expect cuts in service/an increase in fares.

  • Comments

    The CTA is launching a color-coded “ridership information dashboard” online Monday to let passengers know when buses are too crowded to allow for the social distancing recommended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Link to Article https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-cta-bus-dashboard-social-distancing-20200615-aske2ckwzvbshlaqponggsvhaa-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3kelBjFFVw0W_5UNntZpBFt4LOTUveQ_YubAAOYQ_tiQBJOMjKw2lPRTQ
    Sadly, this is not a good time for mass transit, especially with the snarky attitude the President* has toward cities like ours. I will look into this but to solve problems like these, we ALL have to get out and vote. Every damn time. Otherwise, we get what we get, without any say.